Plan Your Cloudstock Hackathon App, Registration Opening Soon

Adam DuVander
Nov. 30 2010, 06:06PM EST

The hackathon we are co-hosting at the Woodstock for Cloud Developers is only a week away. It's not too early to start thinking about the application you might build using partner APIs. And with Hackathon registration opening soon, you might also think about who to invite to join your team. Below you'll find some more information about hackathon guidelines and prizes, as well as a list of some of the eligible APIs you can use in your app.

A previous post provides some hackathon details and the Cloudstock site outlines the guidelines (reprinted below):

  • You may compete as individuals, or in teams. We will award all categories for up to three people. If you have more than three people on your team, you will need to figure out how to divide up the prizes.
  • You must build an original application purpose built for this competition
  • Your application must use at least two of the Cloudstock Partners APIs or services. See the list of Partners here.
  • You must register your team by the deadline, December 6, 1:15 pm. The registration link will be available here in the coming days.
  • If chosen as a finalist, you must demo your application at the Hackathon finale the evening of Monday, December 6th.
  • If you win a prize, your entire team must be present at the awards to collect your prize.

While the application needs to be built at the event, you can still daydream about ideas now. To help you out, we thought we'd point to some of the APIs from our directory that you can use in the Hackathon. The full list of partners is on the Cloudstock site.

Remember, those are just some of the partner APIs that are included. Also, most of the prizes have been finalized, including some from the partners above. See the Cloudstock Hackathon page for details on the gadgets, licenses and incredible schwag being given to the winners.

Adam DuVander Hi! I'm Developer Communications Director for SendGrid and former Executive Editor of ProgrammableWeb. I currently serve as a Contributing Editor. If you have API news, or are interested in writing for ProgrammableWeb, please contact editor@programmableweb.com Though I'm a fan of anything API-related, my particular interest is in mapping. I've published a how-to book, Map Scripting 101, to get anyone started making maps on websites. In a not-so-distant past life I wrote for Wired and Webmonkey.

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