Dropbox Developer Community, and the new DBX Platform Super User Program!

There are over 500,000 developers on the DBX Platform who have built integrations with Dropbox. With so many creative and experienced engineers developing on our platform, we’re investing in enabling the Dropbox Developer Community to connect, ideate, create, and get support among peers through meetups and online forums.

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NYC meetup recap, and details for our next event

Back in December, we hosted our first developer meetup in San Francisco since the launch of our new DBX Platform. We continued that momentum in January with a meetup in New York. We had over 100 developers RSVP for the event and came close to hitting our capacity in our NYC office. While sufficiently stuffed full of pizza and Momofuku cookies, we had in depth discussions on what’s possible with the DBX Platform. 

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HackZurich

Last weekend the Dropbox platform team was at HackZurich, Europe’s largest student hackathon. With over 450 participants representing dozens of countries, HackZurich was a great place for us to meet new developers and see what they could build. There were many teams that used the Dropbox API; here are four that really stood out. 

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Dropbox at Hack the North

This weekend, Leah and I were at the University of Waterloo sponsoring the student hackathon, Hack the North. We met students who flew in from across the continent, gave a talk on using the Dropbox API, and awarded a prize for the best use of the Dropbox API.

Thanks to all the students who hacked on the Dropbox API this weekend. Our API prize winner was FedUp, an Android app and website that protects its users during police encounters. The winning team met during summer internships in San Francisco and applied to Hack the North together.

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Upcoming events for the Dropbox Developer Platform

Join the Dropbox Developer Platform team for lots of upcoming events:

Xerocon Melbourne Dev Day
August 12
Come see our own Josh Sandberg speak about using the Dropbox APIs to store, sync, and share data for 3rd party developers and in-house IT.

That Conference
August 10 – 12
Smart watches are a new fun toy for developers. Check out Steve Marx, product manager for the Dropbox Developer Platform, showing off what developers can do with the Pebble watch and the Dropbox API.

Hackathons!

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