GitHub is the best place to share code with friends, co-workers, classmates, and complete strangers. Over three million people use GitHub to build amazing things together.
We have 148 employees, from code hackers to pixel stylists to office pioneers. We all work together from all over the globe to build a product you’ll love.
There are 3.4 million people collaborating across 5.5 million repositories on GitHub. Their story is our story. Developers from all around the world working together with ease, doing amazing things.
Adxstudio Inc. is a leading provider of web portal and application lifecycle management solutions based on Microsoft Dynamics® CRM, SharePoint and .NET platforms. Founded in 1998 and privately held, we’re a Microsoft Gold Application Development and Customer Relationship Management competency partner. With a staff of over 50 solution and services professionals located in offices across Canada and the USA, we’re focused on delivering web-based solutions built for the Microsoft technology stack. Key application products include Adxstudio Portals and the Adxstudio ALM Toolkit. We serve a range of international clients including HP, Microsoft, Ensign, Forex, VeriSign, Monsanto, 1-800-Dentist, and Sunshine Village.
GB Internet Solutions is a fast paced Regina-based software development company. We create award winning websites and mobile apps. Our two key accomplishments are GasBuddy.com and OpenStoreLoyalty.com – the GasBuddy app has over 26 million downloads!
You can tap into the leading source for local gas price information for North America. The GasBuddy API will allow you to search local gas prices by geo location, city, zip code or postal code. There will also be access to detailed station information. The API is implemented using HTTP and JSON. Documentation and examples will be provided at the event.
At GB we have a work hard, play hard environment. Our growing team of 45+ superstars are beyond enthusiastic about technology in Regina, and we develop all of our cool web and mobile applications in-house. We’re passionate and professional internet pioneers, creative and curious thinkers, and mediocre slo-pitch players. Every single one of our PowerPoint presentations includes a picture of a cheetah.
We’re always looking for more stars – Join Our Team
HackREGINA is the 2013 Regina-based edition of HackDays, the one-day API programming hackathon events that take place across Canada.
For one day, teams of 1 – 3 developers, designers, and analysts work on integrating 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.
We’ll start with a mixer on Friday night so people can find team members and meet everyone else, and then you have one day on Saturday to code your entire application. We’ll keep you fed and pour you a beer at the end of the day, and then the presentations and judging occur.
We thank our incredible sponsors for supporting HackDays and HackREGINA. THANK YOU!
Location Sponsor – Innovation Place
HackDays works (and awards incredible developers!) because of great sponsors and the local technology and start up community who gets involved. HackDays is completely volunteer run and community supported.
Opportunities to get involved with HackDays include:
- $250 - API Sponsorship - your API will be included for the HackDays event, link to your documentation and application examples, 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, sponsorship mentions, 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 pre-party on Friday or the hackathon wrap up presentation and evening.
If you’re interested in the API or Community Sponsorships, buy the tickets listed. For any other sponsorship opportunity 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 built 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!
I would like to participate, what do I need?
First you need to register. This will ensure that you are guaranteed a spot for the hackathon. This provides you with access to the event, breakfast, lunch, drinks, snacks and participation with awesome developers.
Who can participate?
Anyone who is interested in building an application. All you need to bring with you is your interest and motivation to get involved in building an application in a single day.
Am I allowed to use third party APIs (APIs not provided via HackREGINA) to build my application?
Yes. But your usage of the third party APIs needs to be in addition to the HackREGINA APIs. Also keep in mind that judging is partially based on utilization of the provided APIs, though, so their use should be prominent. So you can use any API you wish to use during HackREGINA as long as you use at least one of the provided APIs.
Why should I participate in this hackathon?
That’s an excellent question! When Leila and Corey started organizing hacking events in Toronto, they enjoyed meeting other like minded people, they enjoyed connecting them to other awesome people and learning about their interests, startups, and applications. They realized that everyone had a lot in common but most importantly: we were all builders. You want to participate because you are a builder and because you can’t imagine a better use for your Saturday then setting yourself up in an awesome environment, surrounded by like minded people, building an application to stretches your tech skills, imagination and interests. That’s why. You can always watch TV another day.
What if I don’t know anyone or if I don’t have any ideas as to what to build?
Oh that’s an easy one: if you don’t know anyone, that will last about 10 seconds once you join us. Seriously. Just come out and give it a try. I know you are shy and sometimes you need a kick in the a**. Consider this the kick in the a**. And as to ideas: not to worry, there will be plenty to choose from. The better question: will you have enough time to build your application and showcase it to the judges at the end of the day?
What if I have an idea and a team already?
Well, we want to see you at HackREGINA. That’s a great start. Bring your team. Bring your idea. And get working as soon as you get to HackREGINA. Perhaps we will be able to witness the birth of your startup.
How large can my team be?
Teams can be as large or as small as you like. Solo is okay, too. A 2-3 people team is ideal typically.
Now I love hacking events but what do I win if I build the best application ever?
HackREGINA is not just all guts. There is glory and prizes!
What shall I expect when I get to HackREGINA? What shall I bring and what does the schedule look like?
Expect that you will be spending the day with 49 other developers who are as keen as you are to build an application in a day and compete. This is a competition too after all.
What to bring:
- Your laptop
- Your mobile device if you are developing a mobile app
- Cables, chargers and connectors for any of the above
- Your data stick if you have one – could come in handy when networks get choked up
- Your sense of humor and your ability to get along with everyone while in tight quarters!
- Your portable coffee cup – we try to keep disposables to a minimum in our events.
What we will provide:
- APIs, API support
- Coffee, tea, juice, pop
- Snacks and beers at beer o’clock
- Wireless access
- A projector for presentations, with HDMI and VGA input (we recommend you bring your own connectors, but we will have some handy as well)
- An awesome developer community!
This will be the City’s one-year anniversary sponsoring our HackREGINA events. There have been over 15 apps created from City of Regina data at our events, and we look forward to making even more apps available. We greatly appreciate the support from the City of Regina in helping make HackREGINA a great event!
Visit the City of Regina’s Open Data Catalogue
DevFacto is a Microsoft Gold Certified consulting company with offices in Regina, Edmonton and Calgary. We specialize in providing SharePoint solutions, Cloud Services, Enterprise Mobile Applications, Custom Software Development and User Experience services for Enterprise clients across North America, Europe and the Middle East. We work closely with our clients to create new products and services, streamline operations, and optimize collaboration across all groups. Our consultants deliver value according to each customer’s requirements, timeline, and budget by combining insight, innovation and experience.
The future of retail hinges on an understanding of how people want to shop – and how consumers’ use of technology has changed the buying process. Amid the myriad of online and mobile commerce options, evolving the in-store customer experience is more important than ever. Retailers must adapt or risk becoming obsolete.
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.
Using technology to connect physical and virtual channels opens a window to actionable retail data. Meaningful metrics provide insight to continually improve customer experiences and ultimately transform the business. Our solutions enable operational efficiencies, increased sales, and repeat business. Have a look at our XQ case studies and RQ case studies to see how we’ve helped make our clients successful.
When a customer walks into a store, it’s an opportunity to connect people and technology to exceed expectations. We build solutions to help retailers deliver great in-store experiences.
iQmetrix is hiring! Check out their careers page
YellowAPI (also known as the Yellow Pages API) is the go-to resource for location-based applications. 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. Not only is it free, but we offer ways for you to make money fast. We provide the tools, you provide the ideas and the talent. http://www.yellowapi.com/sdk/
The Places API allows you to stream top Canadian local search content into your applications. Using our database of over 1.5 million geo-coded business listings and associated rich content, you can deliver the best data to your users without the need for your own directory. It is easy to use and extremely powerful.
Want to give access to great deals and coupons to your users? The Deals API launching in 2013 will provide you the best content from the largest deals database in Canada, built on the strength of our friend at RedFlagDeals. But there’s more: you will also be adding monetization possibilities for your application! We are looking for BETA partners, if interested contact us (email@example.com).
To get more information and sign up for a free developer account, visit the YellowAPI website.
Twilio brings voice and messaging to your web and mobile applications. The Twilio API provides access to make and receive phone calls, send and receive SMS, manage phone conferences, manage caller queues, and record and transcribe phone calls.
The Twilio API and services have been used for two-factor authentication systems, call tracking, voice broadcasting, mobile app distribution, and custom automated phone systems. Twilio’s API is used by leading companies such as eBay, Airbnb, Hulu, Tree, Intuit, and Match.com.
Build enterprise applications that use the phone network to interact with people on landlines and cell phones all over the world. In just a few lines of code, you’ll have phones ringing.
Check out the Twilio API Documentation
It’s been awhile since our last event in October, but we’re gearing up for our 3rd hackathon scheduled for March 23rd, 2013.
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 Spring 2013, make sure to checkout their website.
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:
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!