First a big thanks to our location, event, community, and API sponsors for supporting our 4th hackathon.  We had a great turn out with about 45 developers creating over 17 projects!  You can see all the submitted projects online on our challengepost website – hackregina.challengepost.com

Here’s our winners!

1st Place & People’s Choice - Barstar 

A mobile app that uses crowd-sourced rankings on local bars and pubs to allow others to find out where the party is.  Uses YellowAPI to get a list of nearby pubs, bars, and clubs.

2nd Place & Best PrDC App - Plan.Conf

A web application that helps event organizers manage their speakers, sessions, and conference timetable to make event organizing a breeze!  Designed for use with the PrDC API

3rd Place - GitClub 

A web application that uses data from your GitHub profile’s commits to award experience points, which you can then use to pit yourself up against other contributors in a pokemon-style fight!  Used the GitHub API.

Student Prize - Any Time Mail

Using Context.IO to allow users to query their inbox email via SMS messages

Best Context.IO App - Inbox to SMS - Using Context.IO to allow users to receive email and respond via SMS messages

You can see some pictures from the event in our dropbox share.

Thanks to everyone who attended our hackathon and made the event a success!  Hope to see you at our next event!

1 Oct 2013, 4:17pm
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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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