April 11, 2017
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Foursquare has announced the winners of its Hackathon held over the weekend. The worldwide event, saw more than 200 participants join in at Foursquare offices in NY and San Francisco along with other sites across the world. The result was more than 80 applications that used the Foursquare API in creative ways with GymShamer bagging top honors.
It should come as no surprise to anyone that “Big Data” is being reckoned as the next big opportunity in Technology. With the explosion in the number of mobile devices and social networks, the data being generated on a daily basis is mind-boggling and companies are tapping into this data to both understand consumer behaviour and gauge patterns for future products. If you are in Boston this September, the Big Data Innovation conference organization by The IE Group, brings everything under one roof for 2 power packed days that discuss Big Data.
The initial buzz at drinks for the end of day one of API Strategy and Practice was: “Our minds have been blown.” The audience response is evident from three talks yesterday at API Strategy and Practice in Amsterdam. Presentations aimed at developers moved from a global rethink of what coding actually is (Mike Amundsen) to how to think and manage APIs as the core unit in distributed systems (John Sheehan) to a best practice daily toolkit for developers writing code and integrating APIs (Bruno Pedro).