Early registration is now open for the first annual API World Conference and Expo, which takes place as part of the DataWeek Conference and Festival, September 28 to October 3 at the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco. ProgrammableWeb's own John Musser will be among those speaking. Discounted conference rates and free expo registration are available through August 15.
The combined six-day event kicks off with a 36-hour hackathon. Coders will form 30 teams and build apps that leverage data or API technologies in creative new ways. If your team is among the five that win, you will be pitching your baby on the main stage of API World on the final day of the event. Apparently, lots of free "high quality" beer will be offered at the hack.
Each day of the conference has a different technology focus. The hackathon lasts through the weekend. Technical workshops and classes will keep you busy Monday and Tuesday, and API World is officially on Wednesday and Thursday. The focus of API World is to showcase how social, data-as-a-service and cloud APIs are making it easier for developers to build more advanced applications.
During API World, several companies will be launching their new APIs or API-based products on the main stage. If you want to be among them, you have until July 15 to apply for a spot.
Over 2,500 people are expected to attend the combined event, which includes 80 exhibitors and 150 sessions. Companies represented at the event include Google, Microsoft, IBM, Intel, Dun & Bradstreet, Factual, Mozilla and more.