The Bandsintown Ruby SDK by Mike Constanza can access the API to implement a database of future concerts, calendars, and tickets into applications. Usage demonstrates how to find events according to artist, citiy, and venues. Documentation at http://www.bandsintown.com/api/requests
The International Conference on Service Oriented Computing (ICSOC), which takes place in Sydney this December, is hosting its second annual Workshop On Web APIs Services Mashups, or "Mashups '08" for short, and is soliciting papers for publication. The theme of the workshop is challenges mashup developers face, including diverse protocols and platforms, quality of service, and social and economic factors.
Hackathons are now a part of mainstream. Our coverage of the changing nature of Hackathons shows that they are being applied to different streams too. The latest hackathon is API-oriented and presents another opportunity for devs to learn about APIs, interact with other devs, build something cool and win prizes.