The Neighborland Ruby SDK by Ryan Resella wraps the API to access collaboration features, aiming to be useful to improve civics practices in neighborhoods. Resources include authentication, client, configuration, connection, and request.
NationBuilder, a community organization system, has announced the launch of the brand new NationBuilder platform and the release of the brand new NationBuilder API which helps developers to create community organizing-driven applications.
Cleanweb consists of "a grassroots movement committed to solving the world’s most profound issues related to resource constraints through the application of information technology." The Portland Cleanweb Community will host its first hackathon May 17th - 19th. Developers, designers, and other professionals with gather to solve local environmental issues with web, mobile, and social media technologies.
Global interest in hackathons is growing fast, with many events booking out shortly after being announced. Developers keen to test out new skills in real world environments, and entrepreneurs who want to connect with a readily assembled network of do-ers are driving global growth in hackathon events. And with more businesses looking to use hackathons as a way to evangelize their APIs, there’s no sign that this trend will slow down any time soon.