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API Academy Hackathon Promotion & Management Services

Drive API Adoption & Developer Innovation

 

A hackathon is an intensive programming session where developers work in teams, over a 24-to-48-hour period, to produce and present a prototype of a new app. Developers love a challenge and – given a short timeframe and a small-but-significant prize for the best app – they will be drawn to your hackathons. This will help you engage developers, stimulate the creation of innovative apps against your API and grow your API as a brand in itself.

Organizing a hackathon presents a range of technical and logistical challenges – from promoting the event through the relevant channels, to providing the technical resources developers will need in order to leverage your API, to booking a suitably-equipped workspace for the event. The Layer API Academy can help you with the full range of key organizational and promotional tasks, to ensure your hackathons yield real results.

 

Areas of Focus

 

Promotional Activities

  • Determine the target developer segment
  • Set up a Web page or site for event promotion and developer registration
  • Partner with other organizations to broaden the event’s appeal and reach
 

Technical Resources

  • Ensure developers have access to the necessary APIs, dev tools, SDKs etc. 
  • Recruit “developer senseis” who can assist with coding, API integration etc. 
 

Venue Logistics

  • Arrange technical logistics 
  • Ensure comfortable desks, chairs and rest areas are provided
  • Provide appropriate food and beverages
 

Success Metrics

  • Determine technical metrics
  • Determine brand-building goals
  • Plan follow-up activities with developers 
 

Presentations

  • Recruit presenters and create an online platform for submissions
  • Ensure proper setup of presenter stage 
   

API Academy Hackathon Promotion & Management Services

 

Address the full range of organizational and promotional tasks behind successful hackathons

The Layer API Academy can help you organize and promote hackathons that engage developers, stimulate the creation of innovative apps against your API and grow your API as a brand in itself.

 

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Webinar: How to Run a Successful Hackathon for Your Open APIs featuring Kin Lane