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.
Join the Dropbox Developer Platform team for lots of upcoming events:
Xerocon Melbourne Dev Day
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.
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.
This summer, Dropbox is hosting Summer Hack Day, a hackathon for women who are interning in the Bay Area. Come join us June 26th – 27th, and be a part of the most delightfully refreshing hackathon of the summer.
Apply now at summerhackday.com.
There will be delicious food and awesome prizes, and we’ll also have mentors from Dropbox to help the teams with their hacks, and industry representatives who will be speaking and judging. Applications close on Thursday, June 11th at 6:00 pm PDT,
Join us on Saturday, June 6th in San Francisco for the STRV Apple Watch Hackathon.
We’ll be showing off our new SwiftyDropbox SDK for iOS preview and demoing using the SDK to build an Apple Watch app.
Hope to see you there. Happy hacking!
This weekend I had the pleasure of attending Video Hack Day in New York City as Dropbox’s sponsor representative. It was hosted at General Assembly and organized by Ziggeo. Given that video is quickly becoming the content type of choice when it comes to communication, especially for the digital generation, it’s no surprise that this event was buzzing with energy from hackers — all eager to make something awesome.
After hacking all day, participants demoed their projects on Saturday night. There were hacks that aimed to make life easier for the visually impaired,
Last week I traveled to Amsterdam for The Next Web Europe conference and Hack Battle hackathon. Dropbox sponsored the Hack Battle and awarded a prize for the most creative use of the Dropbox API.
The winner of the Dropbox prize was Paratrooper, an app for sharing photos from a particular location. The members of the winning team were all from the Netherlands: Jan Deelstra, Tom de Vries, Luuk Hartsema, and Lars Bekkema. The winning team’s day job is at HackerOne,