Inject APIOps meeting in hackathon — increase your hackathon developer experience

APIOps is technical community focused on API economy related development. The aim of the community is build API value chain automation based on standardized tools and practices. Often de facto standards are found via experimentations and exploration. Thus major share of the meetup content is so called war stories or developer stories about applying some tools to API development or maintenance as well as using APIs to build end products.

In other words, the whole value chain from API design to end products is covered in APIOps community activities. Developers are talking to developers. No bullshit. Below is one example of GraphQL presentations by Ivan Goncharov a few weeks ago.

More recordings can be found from APIOps youtube channel.

Dialog with hackathon participants and the presenter can be handled with Youtube build-in chat or other tool provided by hackathon organiser.

Provide tech expert dialog online

So far meetups have been held as separate events in multiple locations. Another idea to use APIOps network is to inject it into hackathons. Discussions about this came up in meeting Eduhack.fi organisers. Normally hackathons contain developer talks which offer new insight to new emerging technologies. Normally developers presenting in hackathons are on-site. This could be done differently with APIOps network.

the whole value chain from API design to end products is covered in APIOps community activities.

Instead of dragging your valuable developers to hackathons, put them to share knowlegde to hackathon devs via Youtube. APIOps network is global expert community and could be used as a resource to find suitable API economy tech oriented experts for this purpose.

On top of that the world is watching and everything is stored in Youtube for further use.

APIOps way is more efficient

Benefits of APIOps way are obvious:

  • Less travelling and costs. Traveling is always pain in the butt and only a few of us have opportunity to enjoy business class. And besides that is still painful.
  • Saves presenting developer’s time
  • It is more flexible.
  • Developers can stay where they are around the globe, but be connected to hackathon teams.

Flexible format

Format can be the same as in normal meetup (2–3 presentations, each 20 minutes) or just lightning talks (10 minutes) about narrow specific topic. The presentations can be shown in hackathon site screen for bigger audience. In addition hackathon participants can follow the presentation without leaving the team. On top of that the world is watching and everything is stored in Youtube for further use.

Contact us — lets increase your hackathon developer experience

We are ready to come to your hackathon as a partner. Contact us and lets make your event even better experience for the developers. Drop us email: jarkko@apinf.io or send us a tweet to @apiops. We will handle the developer speaker engagement for you as a service. Later or this package will available via our webshop (https://holvi.com/shop/apiops-network/) like any other service.

EDIT: Package is now available in Holvi The reason to monetise APIOps network is to make is sustainable, not to make profit. Our budget is also open for all to see.