The hackathon we are co-hosting at the Woodstock for Cloud Developers is only a week away. It’s not too early to start thinking about the application you might build using partner APIs. And with Hackathon registration opening soon, you might also think about who to invite to join your team. Below you’ll find some more information about hackathon guidelines and prizes, as well as a list of some of the eligible APIs you can use in your app.
A previous post provides some hackathon details and the Cloudstock site outlines the guidelines (reprinted below):
- You may compete as individuals, or in teams. We will award all categories for up to three people. If you have more than three people on your team, you will need to figure out how to divide up the prizes.
- You must build an original application purpose built for this competition
- Your application must use at least two of the Cloudstock Partners APIs or services. See the list of Partners here.
- You must register your team by the deadline, December 6, 1:15 pm. The registration link will be available here in the coming days.
- If chosen as a finalist, you must demo your application at the Hackathon finale the evening of Monday, December 6th.
- If you win a prize, your entire team must be present at the awards to collect your prize.
While the application needs to be built at the event, you can still daydream about ideas now. To help you out, we thought we’d point to some of the APIs from our directory that you can use in the Hackathon. The full list of partners is on the Cloudstock site.
- Amazon APIs (such as Amazon EC2 and Amazon S3)
- Box.net, online storage provider
- Cloudkick, a cloud server monitoring tool
- DocuSign, an electronic signature contract execution service
- eBay, an online auction marketplace
- Salesforce.com, a customer relationship management service
- GoodData, a business information service
- Google APIs (such as Google App Engine)
- Heroku, cloud hosting for Ruby applications
- LinkedIn, the business social network
- LivePerson, a customer service chat platform
- PayPal, an online payment service
- Scalr, a cloud hosting service
- SimpleGeo, a location data platform
- Twilio, a telephony platform
- Zuora, a subscription billing service
Remember, those are just some of the partner APIs that are included. Also, most of the prizes have been finalized, including some from the partners above. See the Cloudstock Hackathon page for details on the gadgets, licenses and incredible schwag being given to the winners.