If IT industry gadfly and blogger Robert Scoble is right, the world we live in is about to become a very different place once all the services that take advantage of the Internet of Things (IoT) rapidly find mainstream adoption.
Following an all night hack, a spirited game of 2 am laser tag, a voting finale in speed-geek format (think speed dating for hackers), and with the support and advice of over 15 developer evangelists from some of the leading API providers, the winners of ProgrammableWeb’s first APIcon hackathon were announced yesterday at APIcon. Winners included two security camera apps, an automated travel expenditure app for the connected car, and a machine language chat support client. Teams were given one main criteria (to use as many of the sponsored APIs as possible) and encouraged to unleash their creativity.
Today at The Ultimate Developer Event, Chad Pytel is leading a workshop on building client-side web applications with Backbone.js and CoffeeScript. Chad is CEO of thoughtbot, a web and mobile design & development firm that has locations across the globe.