Join us at Summer Hack Day, a hackathon for women interns

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,

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VidComb and Dropbox at Video Hack Day

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,

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The Next Web Hack Battle Dropbox API winners

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,

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Dropbox, keeping PyCon in sync!

Dropbox was out in full force at PyCon this year. We were the Financial Aid Sponsor for the event, hosted a workshop about how to use the Dropbox API, and had a lot of great conversations with attendees at our booth. Behind the scenes, the Dropbox platform kept PyCon speakers and captioners in sync through a custom Dropbox API app.

If you’re curious about the Dropbox workshop, here are the slides and the full source code for PEP8 Squad, the demo app. PEP8 Squad reformats any Python file you drag into Dropbox according to PEP8’s recommended style.

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Dropbox API upcoming events

Hack Battle
April 22 – 24 in Amsterdam
As part of The Next Web Europe conference in Amsterdam next week, we’ll be sponsoring the Hack Battle. Join hundreds of hackers to compete for prizes and glory with a special prize for the best use of the Dropbox API. Dropbox Head of EMEA Marketing, Xabier Ormazel, will also be speaking at the conference about “The Collaboration Network: redefining teamwork for the mobile age”. Find out more.

DevOps @ EMC World
May 3 in Las Vegas
Come see our Developer Platform Product Manager,

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