The Ticket Evolution Ruby SDK by Ticket Evolution wraps the API to access tickets features that developers can customize for business. Objects include connection, endpoint, model, and collection. It includes a guide to interact with endpoints. Installation available.
Facebook Developer World HACK 2012, a series of one day Developer events that were held across the world saw a great response from developers. The event was held in 12 cities, starting off in Austin, TX, on August 23 and ended at Moscow, Russia on October 1st. The statistics are fascinating: more than 2000 developers attended and built 330 demos over 16,000 person hours. In the end there were 3 grand prize winners, who won a trip to the Facebook headquarters.
Panelists and presenters at last week's Open Government West 2011 conference in Portland, Oregon tackled the topic of government sponsored app contests. Attendees asserted that not all app contests are designed the same way and there are different benefits and drawbacks with each kind. An overarching issue seemed to be the value returned to the public on government investment in app contests. Governments are looking for the best way to offer services to the public in the face of budget cuts and are eyeing citizen generated apps.