This weekend marks the second ever foursquare hackathon where people with great ideas from around the world to create new and interesting apps that leverage the fourquare API. It will be, as most hackathons are, two days of working, testing, building, researching, asking questions, eating, consuming caffeine and grabbing sleep when possible.
September 17th – 18th, 2011
IRC #foursquare at irc.freenode.net
I will be heading to the San Francisco foursquare office to team up with Hadiyah to build an app. More on that later once we get to the hackathon on Saturday morning!
From the site:
The growing foursquare community (over 10 million!) is spread out all over the world and it’s about time we had a hackathon that reflected our global nature. So, join us over the September 17-18th weekend for a round-the-clock hacking session that’s happening all around the world!
In addition to our four official sites (NYC, San Francisco, Tokyo, & Paris) we welcome developers everywhere to band together and build amazing stuff on the foursquare API. There will be prizes, swag, and featured blog posts for the best hacks, no matter where in the world they come from.
So join a foursquare hackathon Meetup in your city on 9/17-18 by signing up. If you can, suggest a venue where people can meetup and hack, or leave a comment to get suggestions going. It’s easy to get started and we’ll provide tools, resources, and high-fives every step of the way!
Foursquare will be hosting the hackathon in four locations including New York City, San Francisco, Tokyo and Paris so developers, hackers, biz dev and product people can work on their ideas but this is global so you can participate from anywhere in the world! Details here http://www.meetup.com/foursquare-API/
9:00am Breakfast + Registration
10:00 Welcome, overview of day, API introduction, Guest API intros
11:00 Hack idea/team pitches
11:30 Hacking begins
2:00am Doors close: You can stay as long as you’re hacking, otherwise go home, sleep, and come back after 8!
8:00 Doors open
9:00 Breakfast + caffeine
4:00 Laptop screens down! Sign up to present your hack
4:15 Show us your hacks!
5:00 Voting for best hacks for the site.
5:30 Wrap-up, submitting hacks for global voting/glory, mingling, beer drinking
5:45 Site winners announced
Additional API’s To Compliment The foursquare API
There are several APIs in addition to the foursquare API hackers can work with including:
- Twillio API – Call, manage, direct, send, screen, record and more with voice while rocking sms notifications. Mobile and web.
- Aviary API – Edit photos within a browser
- Ordr.in API – Restaurant, order and user apis for ordering food
- Venmo API – Pay your friends and social contacts. iOS, Android and web
- Bing Maps API – Street view will never be the same, eh. Windows 7, web
- THECALLR API – Phone IVR, dialer, track, conference, allocate numbers, electronic vm
- Stupeflix API – Video, layered rich media plus social , TTS accessibility
- 1001Menus API – social menu sharing, restaurants, maps
- Songkick API – Concerts, past and upcoming performances near you
- Moodstocks API – Image recognition, scan, better than QR codes. mobile
Prizes For Awesome foursquare Hacks
You can win all sorts of cool prizes like a trip to NYC, the chance to have your app show up on the NASDQ screen in Times Square, an inflateable remote controlled shark plus bragging rights until the next hackathon!
Dinner with foursquare co-founder Naveen Selvadurai in NYC plus this amazing foursquare hackathon title belt! You’ll be in good company because Akshay Patil, foursquare’s platform evangelist and Bryce Roberts of O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures will also be joining you for dinner.
Image courtesy of foursquare github hackathon site
Grand Prize Finalists
Three of the most popular hacks will get a special “Platformer” badge
Interesting mix here of the inflatable remote controlled shark (that you could ride on a boat), a foursquare mayor hoodie, ball to bounce around on your non mayored friends and a top secret t-shirt. Plus of course, bragging rights that you were the foursquare hackathon’s people’s choice.
Fly to New York City to see your hack proudly shown on the NADAQ display screen in Times Square. Plus bragging rights!
The Twillio finalist will get $500 in Twillio credit which is about 50,000 sms messages while the team with the best hack will get flown out to New York City to meet with Brad Burnham and Albert Wenger of Union Square Ventures!
Local hacking prizes
New York City
So that’s it! Wish us luck and see you at a future hackathon in San Francisco!