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Hackathons
APIs in the
Trenches…
Hackathon Stories
Going from API -> APP
My First Hackathon – Factual API (2011)
My First Hackathon – Factual (2011)
A few weeks ago…
Quit my day job,
… and went to a hackathon
HP Hackathon a few weeks ago….
And today another
hackathon was
announced...
Biggest Hackathon ever..
Maybe make Hackathons a
full time job?
Is a full time hackathoner
the person you want
building on your APIs?
“will you come be our
evangelist?”
All my old hackathon projects
Why hack and
why APIs?
• Worked at Mashery as Sales Engineer
• Worked at Alcatel Lucent as Evangelist
for mobile tool (Open Plug) and Telco
API E...
Why Hackathons are
leading a Business
Revolution
Evolving Software Methodologies
Waterfall
Iterative
Agile
Scrum
APIs Enable a Leaner Startup

Intrapreneur
Hack your Organization

•Rapid Prototyping
•Get inspired
•Execute on Ideas
Back on Topic…
Going from API -> APP
How to go from Mobile Web to Native?
A multiple phone web based application
framework is a software framework that
is desi...
What Identifies a Hybrid Native App?

•
•
•
•
•

Non-native UI Controls
Slow Performance
Lack of Snappiness
Available on A...
Why I believe Cross Platform will win
• Fast development
• Leverage Javascript knowledge on
Mobile
• Lots of VC dollars in...
What tools out there
enable our
organization to take
APIs and make Apps?
How to go from Mobile Web to Hybrid Native?
PhoneGap Architecture Explained
Mobile UI Frameworks
Mobile App Specific IDEs
What about getting
my APIs integrated
into my apps?
Innovative Tools like Appery.io
Mobile Backend as a Service – What?
Feature

Functionality

Identity

SSO, User Mgmt, Auth at API Layer

Persistence

Offl...
Mobile Backend Providers
APIs -> Apps
Hackathons!!
Question and Answer

Thank you
@intalex
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  1. 1. Hackathons APIs in the Trenches…
  2. 2. Hackathon Stories Going from API -> APP
  3. 3. My First Hackathon – Factual API (2011)
  4. 4. My First Hackathon – Factual (2011)
  5. 5. A few weeks ago… Quit my day job, … and went to a hackathon
  6. 6. HP Hackathon a few weeks ago….
  7. 7. And today another hackathon was announced...
  8. 8. Biggest Hackathon ever..
  9. 9. Maybe make Hackathons a full time job?
  10. 10. Is a full time hackathoner the person you want building on your APIs?
  11. 11. “will you come be our evangelist?”
  12. 12. All my old hackathon projects
  13. 13. Why hack and why APIs?
  14. 14. • Worked at Mashery as Sales Engineer • Worked at Alcatel Lucent as Evangelist for mobile tool (Open Plug) and Telco API Evangelist • Worked at Layer 7 as API Evangelist • Currently a mobile app developer, architecture consultant and trainer
  15. 15. Why Hackathons are leading a Business Revolution
  16. 16. Evolving Software Methodologies Waterfall Iterative Agile Scrum
  17. 17. APIs Enable a Leaner Startup Intrapreneur
  18. 18. Hack your Organization •Rapid Prototyping •Get inspired •Execute on Ideas
  19. 19. Back on Topic… Going from API -> APP
  20. 20. How to go from Mobile Web to Native? A multiple phone web based application framework is a software framework that is designed to support the development of phone applications that are written as embedded dynamic websites and may leverage native phone capabilities, like geo data or contact lists. From Wikipedia
  21. 21. What Identifies a Hybrid Native App? • • • • • Non-native UI Controls Slow Performance Lack of Snappiness Available on All Platforms Built Quickly
  22. 22. Why I believe Cross Platform will win • Fast development • Leverage Javascript knowledge on Mobile • Lots of VC dollars invested in it • Passionate technical founders of startups • We got inspired by hackathons…
  23. 23. What tools out there enable our organization to take APIs and make Apps?
  24. 24. How to go from Mobile Web to Hybrid Native?
  25. 25. PhoneGap Architecture Explained
  26. 26. Mobile UI Frameworks
  27. 27. Mobile App Specific IDEs
  28. 28. What about getting my APIs integrated into my apps?
  29. 29. Innovative Tools like Appery.io
  30. 30. Mobile Backend as a Service – What? Feature Functionality Identity SSO, User Mgmt, Auth at API Layer Persistence Offline Mode, Data Syncing, Caching Messaging Push Notifications, Email, SMS Orchestration Server Side Code, API Integration
  31. 31. Mobile Backend Providers
  32. 32. APIs -> Apps Hackathons!!
  33. 33. Question and Answer Thank you @intalex
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