HackREGINA Spring 2014 Announcement

It’s been 125 days since we last gathered at Innovation Place to create some killer apps with our sponsor APIs – I think we’re about due for another Hackathon!

HackREGINA Spring 2014 will be on March 15th at Innovation Place

HackREGINA is a one-day API programming hackathon where teams of developers, designers, and analysts create applications that integrate with one or more of the sponsors’ APIs.  Judges from the local tech community judge based on awesomeness and technical difficulty, and we award fantastic prizes to the winning teams.

As is our usual custom, we’ll be starting with a networking event on Friday evening for everyone to scope out the competition and meet our sponsors.  The hackathon will start Saturday morning at 9 AM, and participants will have until 5 PM to build an application using one or more of our sponsoring APIs.  The day will end with team presentations and judging from industry experts, prizes handed out to our best teams, and a wrap-up party!  We’ll make sure you have enough food and drink to see you through the day.

Innovation Place, our Location Sponsor

This event will be held in the Terrace Building, part of Innovation Place in Regina.  Innovation Place is located on the University of Regina campus and is home to over 40 businesses in technology, engineering, and environmental sciences sectors.  Innovation Place is the location sponsor for HackREGINA Fall 2013, make sure to check out their website.

Event Sponsors

 

iQmetrix Software

At iQmetrix, we create great experiences for retailers, their employees, and the end consumer. Our products bridge the gap between physical and virtual retail channels, offering the latest in retail management and customer experience technology.

GB Internet Solutions

GB Internet Solutions is a well-established Regina software development company. We create awesome web platforms and mobile apps. 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!

Sponsorship Opportunities

HackREGINA works (and awards incredible teams!) because of great sponsors and the local technology and startup community who get involved.  HackREGINA is completely volunteer run and community supported. Opportunities to get involved with HackREGINA include:

$250 – API Sponsorship – Your API will be included for the HackREGINA event, along with links to your documentation and application examples, and an opportunity to present your API to all developers the day of the hackathon.
$500 – Community Sponsorship – As we do, you believe in supporting and growing the developer community in Regina.  We will include your company information on the HackDays site, give sponsorship mentions in all our communications, and work with you to make your HackDays participation all it can be.
$1000 – Party or Food Sponsorship – Opportunity to speak with the developer community and all attendees during either the kickoff party on Friday or the wrap up presentations and evening party.
If you’re interested in the sponsoring HackREGINA, please contact us directly.

HackREGINA is an incredible opportunity to connect with the best and brightest developers in Regina.  Previous HackDays hackathons have seen the launch of new applications build with the APIs provided, developers finding new homes for their careers as well as the beginning of new startups.  We are interested in working with you to build a bigger, stronger developer community in Regina, and we’re open to other creative ideas – so get in touch!

31 Jan 2014, 4:39pm
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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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