January 22, 2016
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The API Strategy and Practice Conference kicks off its final day with a series of keynote speeches. These include talks by Laura Heritage, Oren Michels, Drew Dillon, Salil Deshpande, Uri Sarid, Craig Burton, John Musser and Kin Lane. The session will be streamed live from 9:00am-11:15am PST. View the video below along with the schedule of speakers.
College hackathons have proliferated on the northeast over the past two years, from HackNY to Startup Weekend Princeton, to PennApps, which the Dining Philosophers hold at the University of Pennsylvania on a weekend early in each semester. This year theme was simplicity; taking a complicated app and making it easier. Of the 42 demos presented Sunday afternoon (livestream archive here), here are some of the coolest hacks that took full advantage of available APIs.
Media publishers XO Group hosted Hack Upon a Cause in New York last weekend. ProgrammableWeb spoke with the organizers about how to manage a hackathon aimed at solving real world problems, and checked in with the FullStack Academy winners who learned to code at a bootcamp just four weeks prior to the event.