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Integrate 2016: The Largest API and Integration Hackathon

Integrate 2016: The Largest API and Integration Hackathon

September 02, 2016 0 Comments

Join us at the nation’s biggest Hackathon, part of Integrate 2016, with 3000 executives, engineers and entrepreneurs working to solve top industry challenges. We're hosting our own Hackathon and hope to see you there.

Integrate 2016

Progress DataDirect is proud to host the first ever Hackathon challenge featuring interoperability with OData at API World on Sept 10-11, which is the world’s largest API+Integration Hackathon. OData (Open Data Protocol) is an OASIS standard that defines a set of best practices for building and consuming RESTful APIs. DataDirect serves on the OData Technical Committee and promotes the adoption and advancement of all open standards for data access.

As noted by Dave Fontenot (Founder of Hackmatch and avid advocate of Hackathons), some of the most profitable ideas have come from the long, highly caffeinated days of Hackathons. A few of these are GroupMe, a messaging application acquired by Skype for $50 million, as well as the Facebook “Like” button and Facebook chat.

What to Expect at Integrate 2016

We are very excited to see what will come of these exciting two days of innovation. Here are the official contest rules from the Integrate Hackathon home page. 

You can come visit us at Booth 107 to refine your knowledge on open APIs and greenfield integration. In 2005 there were 105 open APIs, today there are more than 15,000. 40 new APIs are made public every week. We help you simplify integration by enabling you to expose a wide range of data sources with a single standard interface (REST or SQL).

Use Our Data Tools and Win

Progress DataDirect will offer developers participating at the Hackathon the opportunity to develop applications making the best use of standard interfaces, such as OData REST API, with voice assistant services like Amazon Echo's Alexa and Microsoft's Cortana.

The participants will be using DataDirect Cloud and our soon to be released hybrid data solution to manage access and consumption of data by their apps. Those using Progress DataDirect tools will be up for a Progress Integrate 2016 prize package, valued at $7,500.

Progress DataDirect staff will be available during the Hackathon to coach participants in DataDirect Cloud and the new hybrid data solution. The company will also support any post-Hackathon deployment of prototypes that are developed there.

Here is a preview of what is to come from one of our own, Saikrishna Teja Bobba.

Hybrid Data Access for Cloud & On-Premise

Resident Rocket Data Scientist for Progress, Idaliz Baez, will speak at the conference, sharing her thoughts about connectivity as the new integration. She’ll also be unwrapping our upcoming hybrid data solution, termed “Project Mustang,” a lightweight embeddable data access service that will completely change the way applications access data.

Following are the details for attending this presentation:

WHAT:  Talk: "Connectivity is the new Integration"

WHO:   Idaliz Baez, Senior Sales Engineer for Progress DataDirect

WHEN:  Wednesday, September 14 at 3:35 pm PT

Due in Q4, Project Mustang simplifies integration by connecting directly to data. It exposes a wide range of data sources with a single standard interface (REST and SQL). And it supports standards-based APIs, like ODBC, JDBC and OData, to allow existing applications to readily take advantage of its features.

For more information, sign up for a test drive of Mustang.

We Hope to See You There!

Don't miss Integrate 2016 + API World Hackathon on September 10-11, offering a grand prize cash award of $1500 and free product downloads.

Event Details

Event: Integrate 2016 + API World Hackathon
Location: General Assembly
225 Bush St, 5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104
Date: Saturday, September 10 – Sunday, September 11
Workshop time: Saturday 5:00 pm-5:40 pm ET

The hackathon will be followed by the main conference on September 12-14 in San Jose. 

If you would like to register for the event or learn more head over to the Integrate 2016 page to get the details on the hackathon as well as the conference.


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Suzanne Rose

Suzanne Rose

Suzanne is passionate about promoting the Progress Data Connectivity and Integration business and corporate initiatives through social media and other marketing channels using extraordinary and compelling content and effective metrics. She is also team lead for DCI content developers, new hires and interns.

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