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Hack and Learn: Management REST APIs


Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 6:00 PM (PDT)

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URLs to access the APIS:

Product Category APIs

Product Offering APIs

Product Specification APIs

Product Ordering API

Trouble Ticketing API


Sample Apps for the APIS:

Product Catalog API

Product Ordering API

Trouble Ticketing API


Apigee Consoles for the APIS:

Hack and Learn: Management REST APIs

Where serious mash-ups meet new and creative end-to-end management

Do you have an app that is missing some pieces and you want to interface with partners to get them?  Do you have an app that’s a great idea but it’s going to need 24/7 monitoring and management to ever be real?  Do you want to learn how to use communications services to improve your apps? 

This hackathon, produced by TM Forum, is exploring a new set of APIs and new concepts for how apps will be created and managed, so it is about learning as much as it is about hacking.  We will have expert mentors and code examples, so you can Hack and Learn together.

We’ve teamed with Apigee to build a platform where you can mash up products out of functions exposed by other companies using open APIs.  So not only can you develop apps much faster using that are already built, but you can assemble them in your own unique, creative way - from a taxi broker to eHealth remote patient monitoring and everything in between.  Also key for these kinds of apps is monitoring and management 24x7 across the end-to-end service. We’ve got that covered with our APIs, too. 

Lead developers of these APIs will be on hand to help you succeed: you'll work with teams of engineers from companies like Cisco, Ericsson and Orange.  But we'll also listen to you, telling us what works and what does not.

And let’s not forget the prizes: up to $6,000 in cold, hard cash.

What We Bring: Short presentations and code samples to help bootstrap your hacking, round the clock technical advice, food to keep you going, and caffeine to keep you awake.  And of course our APIs:

All participants will receive a free one-day Silver Pass to Digital Disruption 2013.

What You Bring: Your knowledge of REST, your desire to learn and your desire to hang out with and team up with creative developers for the weekend.

Speakers you will meet

Pierre Gauthier, Java Star Spec Lead and Digital Service Management Chief API Architect at TM Forum


Pierre Gauthier


 $6000 in Prizes

Grand Prize: $3,000, plus all members of the winning team will receive non-transferrable gold tickets to Digital Disruption 2013.

The best overall usage of one or more of the new TM Forum APIs.

Best Usage of Trouble Ticket API: $1,000

Best Usage of Product Catalog API: $1,000

Best Usage of Product Ordering API: $1,000

If you read between the lines, you see that your team could win all prizes, which total $6,000 cash – no gift cards, tablets or travel. Just cold, hard cash for your team.























Judges will look at creative and effective use of the management APIs. You must use at least one of the management APIs to be eligible to win. Final pitches will demonstrate efficacy, and judges will have time for Q+A.

Soren Telfer, Lead Member of Technical Staff at AT&T Foundry

Pierre Gauthier, Java Star Spec Lead and Digital Service Management Chief API Architect at TM Forum

Michael Callas, Head of Commercial Development at Vodafone


Soren Telfer

Pierre Gauthier

  Michael Callas


Elaine Haher, Catalog Management & Digital Services Business Development at Ericsson

Cliff Faurer, SOA Architect at AMKB Cloud LLC

Ken Anderson, Chief Operating Officer at Concordus Applications

Developers from Orange

Developers from Cisco

And more to come...


Elaine Haher   

Cliff Faurer

  Ken Anderson


Saturday, October 19th

9am: Registration and Breakfast, Sponsor meet & greet

10am: Opening Keynote from Java legend, Pierre Gauthier

10:30am: Michel Burger, Lead Architect, Apigee

11:00am – 2:00pm: Management API Workshop / Demos / Trial runs

12pm: lunch and learn

2:30pm: Pitches for ideas that have yet to find teams

3:30pm: Teams solidify, Mentors break out to work directly with teams

4:00pm: HACK

6pm: Dinner

Midnight: Snack (and HACK)

Sunday, October 20th

8am: Breakfast (and HACK)

12pm: Lunch

2pm: Last call before presentations, last minute help from mentors

3pm: Presentations

4:30pm: Dinner + (well-deserved) Drinks

6pm: PRIZES!

8pm: Go home and get some sleep!


Our APIs come from our years of experience in management and were designed and created by experts (our TM Forum members) who have spent their whole careers thinking about this stuff.  They took their expertise and packaged it into a set of REST APIs to change the way management happens.

Trouble Ticketing API:  When something fails anywhere in the value chain, get help fast.

API Functions: Create trouble tickets, alert problem owners, resolve problems interactively

The Vision:  What if you could get trouble tickets as Tweets? 

Product Catalog API: Find and share functional components with partners in the value chain to create new services seamlessly.

API Functions: Share product and pricing information from your catalog; seek products and services from other catalog owners; create product bundles

The Vision:  Imagine if you could create new products in 3 clicks?

Partner Ordering API: This is the heart of product mash-ups. Turn product catalog items into your latest business venture by ordering them from their owners and mashing them into your hot new offering.  Conversely, you can sell something to your partners, too!

API Functions: Place orders, take orders, track progress

The Vision: Imagine if time to market from concept to fruition was under an hour?

Simple Management API: Like the name says, this one makes it simple to see the health of an app.  Is it working? Is anything broken? 

API Functions: Report on app status; report failures; register for notification of changes; collect measurements; register for notification of status changes;

The Vision: 10 partners, one view of a service health.  How cool would that be?

What kinds of services might you hack?

There is a class of services out there that need managing – and by managing we mean full time babysitting.  You absolutely must know if they are working right, how they are performing and if they are doing what they are designed to do 24x7.   And doing that is hard enough when you are just minding your own services, but imagine if you add partners in the mix and if you are relying on a service provider or other company to provide you critical capabilities.  You need to know that you can see end-to-end what is happening at all times.  No excuses allowed.

       You can run a startup by building the apps supporting these open APIs for large service providers

       You can use the APIs to build applications that you resell to other service providers

       You can build mobile apps that use these APIs


       Use the TM Forum APIs to access and benefit from Service Provider Digital Services Offerings available today and mash them up to provide robust applications in eHealth, Internet of Things, financial services or any other high availability service

       Develop new apps that act as clients in enriching the Service Provider Web APIs

       Develop apps implementing the APIs with backend plugged into social networks

The possibilities are endless and they are all based on ubiquitous Web and TM Forum REST APIs.


What are my transport/parking options getting to the hackathon?

There is an attended garage on 12th Street, near Folsom, on Kissling. The closest MUNI stop is Van Ness, and we are near the 47, 49, 14, 14L, 27 and more. The closest BART stop is Civic Center. 

What can/can't I bring to the event?

Bring a laptop and don't forget your charger! Also recommended: a toothbrush! And be sure to come prepared with a little knowledge on the API ecosystem to tighten the learning curve and win cash money! 

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No. Please do not. We can check you in online. 

What is the refund policy?

No refunds are available but you may transfer your ticket once.

Have questions about Hack and Learn: Management REST APIs? Contact PARISOMA

When & Where

169 11th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 6:00 PM (PDT)

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