This weekend ESPN is holding it’s first public hackathon. espnW is focused on attracting women developers to the event to build on several API’s including ESPN, Twilio, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. Current numbers from organizers show 70% of registered attendees are women.
We’ve included a list of books relevant to designing web applications, programming languages, web design, mobile apps, big data management, open source for enterprise and more! Adria (@adriarichards), our Developer Evangelist in San Francisco, hand-picked the titles based on her experience working with the developer community and she will be at the espnW hackathon all weekend to help you. You will find her at the Mashery table so stop by and say hello!
The espnW hackathon is being held on the Stanford campus and will kick off tonight with a welcome, API demos and then pitches so attendees can join teams and start building. Saturday morning will kick off with breakfast, another round of API demos as teams code, design and polish their apps for demo and judging that night. The event sold out quickly once it was announced but you can follow along on Twitter for updates via ESPN’s Twitter account (@espnW) and hashtag #hackespnW
We look forward to seeing you all there and the apps you build and demo for the audience. Hack on!
Thank you to Marsee Henon, Sr. Community Manager of the O’Reilly User Group Program for helping to make this happen!
Adria is a developer evangelist at SendGrid. Originally from Minnesota but now living in San Francisco, she attends hackathons, conferences and local meetups showing developers how to leverage the SendGrid API. Adria has been a speaker at SXSW, O'Reilly Web 2.0, BlogHer and is involved in helping women programmers like herself learn to code. Loves bacon, snowboarding and endless Wikipedia surfing.Adria Richards on Twitter