HackVAN Venue will be at A Thinking Ape offices

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Our original plan for HackVAN was to use the iQmetrix space, since we host a lot of meetups. But Leila said “Let’s go BIG!! Let’s get a 100 developers!”, and it was clear that we needed bigger space.

Luckily we connected with A Thinking Ape, who have awesome new offices in Gastown. From giant bean bag chairs to great wifi, developers will have everything they need to do some great API hacking.

Thank you very much to A Thinking Ape for being the venue sponsor and hosting us all!

Not registered yet? Head over to buy your ticket at Eventbrite »

We’re also lucky enough to have Kenshi Arasaki, one of the founders of A Thinking Ape, as one of the judges for HackVAN. Of last year’s judges, Kenshi was the one that was most impressed by a focus on difficult technical hacks.

kenshi arasaki

Here’s more about Kenshi:

Kenshi has dreams of creating the next great mobile social experience. Prior to co-founding A Thinking Ape, he was helping to engineer great things at Amazon. Kenshi and his partner Wilkins went through the YCombinator program in 2008 and have now joined forces with Eric Diep to create addictive mobile applications. When he’s not mapping the destiny of the future mobile world, he likes to flail his arms around and yell ‘wild boar!’. For the most part, it’s received kindly.

7 Feb 2012, 3:03pm
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