We’re excited to announce that along with awesome APIs, supporters and sponsors like Twilio, Sendgrid, OtherInbox, Return Path, Austin On Rails and Austin.rb, we’ll be hosting the official Lone Star Ruby Conference Hackathon in Austin, Texas on Saturday, August 11th into Sunday August 12th!
Our theme will be all about communications. We live in a world of pings, push notifications and 24 hour information overload. What can you build to help lighten the crushing load this brings into our lives? How can you leverage these technologies to improve the flow of communication we all have to manage every day?
Obviously, this event will be open to attendees of LSRC, but we’re also opening it up to anyone who wants in on the fun. We’ll have APIs such as our own (Context.IO), Twilio, Sendgrid, and more (TBA) coming together to demo their APIs, help you generate ideas and support you as you hack into the night. We’ll also be providing tons of tasty food and drink and all the energy you’ll need to create something amazing overnight. All of our APIs will be strong supporters of Ruby, but this event is wide open to programmers of any language. And there will be some SWEET prizes, including a MacBook Pro Retina Display and a Thunderbolt Display! Some impressive local judges will be in the house Sunday afternoon to judge your hacks. Details on that soon.
We can’t wait to be hosting our first event in Austin! It’s gonna be HOT! Quite literally, so I hear.
Are you a programmer in Austin? Will you be in town for LSRC? Register here: