HackVAN Itinerary

With only two days left until HackVAN, here’s a summary of the next couple of days.

Friday, March 23rd – Friday Mixer at Electric Owl, 928 Main Street

6:30 – Brought to you by the team at Unbounce. Join us to meet the competition, find a team, and meet the sponsors and organizers. We’ve got a free drink ticket for you – we’ll be checking people in via Eventbrite, you just need your name that you registered with.

Don’t stay too late – you’ve got a full day of hacking ahead of you the next day!

Directions to the Electric Owl »

Saturday, March 24th – A Thinking Ape offices, 3rd floor, 322 Water Street

Directions to A Thinking Ape offices »

9:00 – Breakfast and introductions: we’ve got Save on Meats catering breakfast sandwiches and coffee – bring your own coffee mug, please! Scout out the office to figure out where you’ll sit.
9:30 – API presentation: Each API provider will have <5 minutes to introduce their API, discuss its salient features and get you excited about using it. See all 8 HackVAN API sponsors »
10:15 – Open Planning: come up with hacking idea and build a team. This is a white board exercise: if you have an idea that you would like to work on, just put its name down on the white board; if you are looking to build a team, identify yourself to other developers with the skill sets that you need. If you are looking for ideas, identify yourself to other developers as well.
10:30 – Hacking setup and start. You claim a little spot of the office with your team or by yourself and start working on your project. All the API providers will be available the entire day to provide support.
12 Noon – Lunch: Save on Meats has sandwiches and other good stuff to keep you going. Grab what you need, head back to the keyboard.
5:30 – Application presentation – keep this crisp and minimal, with everyone ready to connect to the projector and do a short, under 3 minute presentation. We’ll do this in the order that teams have filled out the team list.
7:30 – Judging and prizes – Final announcement of top teams and extra prize awards.

We’re ordering a couple of kegs of beer from Howe Sound brewing to keep everyone occupied while we go through presentations and judging. Remember – everybody wins, because you’ve just spent the day learning about code and APIs!

22 Mar 2012, 1:10pm
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  • HackREGINA Location Sponsor

    Innovation Place - Innovation Place is home to approximately 40 clients in six buildings, employing more than 1,600 people.

  • HackREGINA Event Sponsors

    iQmetrix Software - At iQmetrix, we create great experiences for retailers, their employees, and the end consumer.

    GB Internet Solutions - We’re proud parents to GasBuddy.com and OpenStoreLoyalty.com, and while we don’t like to play favorites, the GasBuddy app has over 30 million downloads!

  • HackREGINA Community Sponsors

    YellowAPI - Our curated local search API is built off of the strength of the Yellow Pages database of over 1.5 million geo-localized business listings and associated rich content.

    Canadian Youth Business Foundation - Are you an aspiring young entrepreneur, aged 18 to 39, with a solid business idea? Are you looking for the financial support and expert advice that will help you bring your great business idea to life? The Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) can help.

  • HackREGINA API Sponsors

    eHealth Saskatchewan - eHealth Saskatchewan employees and consultants are committed to making a difference for Saskatchewan residents by supporting health care providers through making important clinical information available electronically.

    Cashtie - InComm’s new Cashtie API opens up access to retailers point of sale (POS) systems, allowing any approved developer to sell online goods to consumers at these high value retail locations—opening up the possibility for web and mobile applications to accept cash payments for virtual goods, services and utilities at top retailers.

    Twilio - Twilio powers the future of business communications, enabling phones, VoIP, and messaging to be embedded into web, desktop, and mobile software.

    Wit - Wit allows you to build a Siri-like speech interface for you app in 5 min! It's an API that turns speech or text into JSON.

    Windows Azure - Add a cloud backend to your apps in minutes, enabling your apps to reach every user on every platform. With support for popular languages and open REST APIs, you’ll be ready to integrate Windows Azure into your apps in minutes. Use any of Windows Azure’s APIs to complete your hacks. You’ll need to activate a FREE trial or your MSDN Windows Azure benefits prior to using Windows Azure.

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