AEC Hackathon — the hackathon for the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry — is set to host its second hackathon (1.1) this weekend, March 14–16. Last November, more than 100 tech and AEC gurus came together for the first AEC Hackathon, and the second go-around aims to build on the success of the first event. In an industry that is historically resistant to change through technology, the AEC Hackathon looks to break the mold and push innovation.
Dice, the leading career website for tech professionals, will soon host its first mobile hackathon: Mobile Hack. Mobile Hack will take place March 15th and 16th at the Des Moines Area Community College’s Future Farmers of America Enrichment Center. Dice is based out of New York, but has a significant Iowa presence, and felt compelled to host the event in Des Moines.
On February 20-21, The Small Business Web will host its annual Summit in San Jose, Calif. Registration is open and PW readers can receive a $50 discount by entering “PWEB” as the discount code. To learn more about the event, its history and what’s in store for 2014, PW caught up with The Small Business Web Founder and Olark’s Chief Marketing Olarker, Sunir Shah. Shah provided us a brief history of the event.
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.
Semantic Video Analysis API created by Thinkglue. The API Strategy and Practice Conference in Amsterdam, March 26-28, 2014 adds new speakers. Plus: TSheets new API makes business tech integrations faster, Mellanox releases ethernet switch API, and 4 new APIs.
Energy-conscious hackers, take note. Apps for Energy, the second contest in the year-long American Energy Data Challenge, is happening now—and $100,00 in prize money is up for grabs.
According to the employment Web site Simply Hired, job advertisements for “developer evangelists” grew by 38% in 2013. The average salary for these new jobs was between $80K and $120K per year. With new vacancies from Twilio, Pebble, and HelloSign all being advertised this month, there is no end in sight for developers who want to combine marketing and business development skills with their programming expertise. ProgrammableWeb surveyed the career field and spoke with Context.io Developer Evangelist Tony Blank about what the job involves.
With morning sessions now completed at day one of APIdays Paris, themes are already beginning to emerge. As the API economy matures, it is reflecting the same growing pains that wider industry has had to adjust to over a long period of time. Two of the key words being heard so far today are “reuse” and “cross-region”.
A new hackathon competition with major money prizes totaling $40,000 and the chance to play with some cool new health devices is being held in San Francisco this weekend. ProgrammableWeb readers and local developers with an interest in health data are encouraged to participate in the Novartis Mobile Health Challenge, being held in the SPUR Building, 654 Mission Street, San Francisco from Friday, 25 October to Sunday, 27 October.
Code for DC is hosting a mini-hackathon for furloughed employees, civic hackers, and others to help work on local community projects.