Tuesday, March 27, 2012

HackDays Vancouver (HackVan)

was last weekend, on Friday the 23rd of March and Saturday the 24th of March 2012, and it was awesome! I had a great time, took first steps into mobile development & was amazed by what the Vancouver tech community can accomplish in few hours!

HackDays is an event that takes place across several cities in Canada. Last weekend it was here in Vancouver and located at A Thinking Ape. The event began on Friday night by having a mixer in Electric Owl where participants got to know each other and form teams. On Saturday at 9am, 100 developers gathered to begin the coding day! Eight sponsor APIs (Yellow Pages, FreshBooks, TinEye/Idée, iQmetrix XQ, HootSuite, Shopify, Twilio & PhoneGap) had representatives there. The rule was to implement something using at least one of the sponsor APIs in few hours and present it to the other teams and the judges for a chance to win prizes.

It was such a nice event and I would recommend everyone to check it out. Special thanks for all the organizers and I am looking forward to next year's event!!

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