All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Hackathon’

Google Shares Details And Pictures From Its Glass Foundry Event

It was revealed last month that Google would be inviting developers to two separate hackathons to work on the future of Glass. These events wouldn’t be open to the public, and the attending developers can’t say anything about what they saw or heard. That being said, Google was kind enough to share some details from the event. In a Google+ …

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White House Invites Developers To We The People 2.0 Hackathon

To its credit, the Obama administration has been far more tech savvy than any before it. One of its defining moments in this area was the building of the We The People Web site and making the software behind it open source. Now the White House is ready to move on to the next step, but wants input from developers …

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Foursquare Hackathon Winners: Shame Yourself for Your Lack of Gym Motivation and More

Foursquare held its annual Hackathon over the weekend, and they saw over 200 hackers participate in building apps using Foursquare’s API. Foursquare touts high participation in NYC, San Francisco, and “unofficial” sites like Myrtle Beach, Tokyo, and Los Angeles. Out of dozens of app submissions, Foursquare has chosen a winner. The Grand Prize goes to Gym Shamer, an app that …

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Facebook Skips On Hosting The F8 Conference This Year

An tech company is only as strong as the developers who make apps for their services. That’s why Google, Apple and the rest court developers every year with a big show that touches upon the latest in developing for iOS, Android and the like. Facebook has joined in with this tradition over the past few years with their F8 conference. …

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Son Of The Year Gives His Mom Her Ability To Communicate Back

The Kinect has proven to be a favorite among hackers. When paired with a PC (or Mac), it can be used for a multitude of hands-free computing that wasn’t possible before. One guy used it to give the power of communication back to his mother after she suffered a stroke. Chad Ruble’s mother suffers aphasia after she suffered a stroke …

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Facebook Updates Events With Impressive New Calendar, List Views

In a move that was a long time coming, Facebook has rolled out an all new events page, complete with two equally useful ways to organize all of your date-specific happenings on the site. The Events redesign was born out of a Facebook hackathon, as Bob Baldwin explains in a Facebook Engineering note: Together, we built a new list and …

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Calling All Ladies: Hack Away At LinkedIn’s DevelopHer Hackday

One of the major problems facing the technology industry today is a lack of women. Every position from management to the coders are predominantly male and that’s a problem. All the lady geeks I know are fantastic at what they do and bring a vibrancy to their work that I just don’t see often enough in men. That’s why it’s …

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Google Announces The “Develop For Good” Hackathon

It’s already a known fact that Google I/O sold out faster than Green Day, but that doesn’t mean you have to mope about it. You’re a developer – you can do so much good in the world with your skills. You can also win a ticket to next year’s Google I/O if being a swell guy isn’t enough for you. …

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Facebook’s Pre-IPO Hackathon in Pictures

With the entire world watching and waiting for the Facebook IPO, the company behind the world’s largest social network tried its best to celebrate while keeping the feeling of Facebook’s hacker roots alive. To that end, the same bell-ringing that signaled Facebook’s corporate status also ended its 31st all-night “hackathon.” Last night, Facebook employees stayed up all night for the …

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Pre-Facebook IPO All-Night Hacking Tournament

Many people think that at Facebook HQ in California, all of the Facebook coworkers and interns work hard and stay focused around the clock to make sure your favorite social network has all the functionality, uptime, and credibility it needs. This is a very true statement; however, sometimes, some good crazy camaraderie is healthy for the productivity of the business …

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Google TV’s First Hackathon Was A Success

Google announced a few weeks ago that they were going to hold the first ever Google TV hackathon. It was a pretty novel concept since smart TVs are still not really that widespread. All the better too since this will give developers a head start once smart TVs do begin to take over the living room. As you might have …

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Mozilla Talks Up HTML5 Inside Old Nuclear Reactor

I always thought staying up all night hacking away at code during hackathons was crazy, but our friends in Sweden just took it up a notch. Mozilla recently attended the Moysnc Hackathon in Stockholm. The catch was that it took place inside of an old, disused nuclear reactor from the 50s. Why they chose a creepy place like that for …

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