HackVAN is the 2012 Vancouver-based edition of HackDays, the one-day API programming hackathon events that take place across Canada.
For one day, teams of 1 - 3 developers work on integrating with one or more of the sponsors APIs. Judges from the local tech community judge based on awesomeness and technical difficulty, and we award fantastic prizes including a MacBook Air, iPads, e-readers and more.
We'll start with a mixer on Friday night so people can find development partners and meet everyone else, and then you have one day on Saturday to code your entire application. We'll keep you fed and pour you a beer at the end of the day, and then the presentations and judging occur.
For more information, follow the HackVAN category on the HackDays blog »
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HackDays are gatherings that bring together the brightest geeks in technology across Canada. We work together in a day, in a space (preferably a co-working space) to hack and create awesome applications using local APIs.
We select local APIs, make them available to you with expert guidance from the API providers and an environment where you are going to be excited about hacking and creating! The hack day is also a competition: as a developer you will compete for great prizes and glory!
And this is all done in a day!