The R&D team at Bazaarvoice is excited to host our first ever, public technical conference and hackathon to drive innovation in the social commerce space. Born right here in Austin, Bazaarvoice is the leader in the social commerce space delivering a platform which serves over a billion impressions a day. Creating this hackathon is one way that Bazaarvoice is giving back to the Austin tech community who has helped make us so successful. We have assembled a great group of speakers and mentors to help accelerate and inspire you to build some amazing new applications. We have also partnered with a few of our customers to make their data available for you to hack on. For the first time ever, we are opening up our platform, our mobile SDK, and our Developer API to you.
Get a glimpse of our last conference and hackathon here.
Want to participate in social commerce and help us make shopping online more fun and authentic?
Already work at an amazing startup in town? Come bring your dev team and work with us to build some cool integrations to help both our customers!
|Theo Schlossnagle, @postwait, CEO of Circonus|
|Greg Brockman, @thegdb, CTO of Stripe and designer of the Stripe CTF contests|
|Bob Metcalfe, @BobMetcalfe, Professor of Innovation at the University of Texas|
|Dan Heberden, @danheberden, Senior Front End Engineer at Bazaarvoice|
|Fahd Siddiqui, @fahdsiddiqui, Senior Platform Engineer at Bazaarvoice|
|Frederick Feibel, @fcfeibel, Developer Advocate at Bazaarvoice|
This is a 3 day event that kicks off with a technical conference focused on 3 different tracks:
The goal of the conference is to inspire you to build great things.
After the conference, we will kick off the hackathon. Bazaarvoice Product Managers and a few of our Customers will lead a Pitch Fest (Shark Tank style) to seed you with ideas and to try to convince you to hack on their idea. Form a team, pick one of their ideas or any idea you are passionate about, and start hacking. There will be free wifi, power, energy drinks, beer, games, massages, music, and fun. Work hard! Play hard!
At the end of the hackathon, teams will have 3 minutes to demo their app to the group, judges and customers and 2 minutes for Q&A. Winners will be awarded in multiple categories, there will be prizes, and funstivities for all.
*Go by the SoftServe booth to register to win a free Google Nexus 7!
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Apr 2, 2014 - Conference & Hackathon Kick Off
8:00am: Sponsor set up
8:30am: Registration; Coffee
9:00am: Bryan Chagoly, Director of Engineering, Intro
9:15am: Gene Austin, CEO of Bazaarvoice,
& Gary Allison, EVP of Engineering, Conference Kickoff & Welcome
9:45am: Bob Metcalfe, Professor of Innovation at the University of Texas, Metcalfe's Law After 40 Years of Ethernet
10:45am: Theo Schlossnagle, CEO of Circonus, The Rise of the Machines and Data PTSD
11:45am: Break for Lunch
1:30pm: Otis Gospodnetic, Founder of Sematext, Open Source Search Evolution
2:30pm: Technical Breakout 1
Red Oak Room: Aaron Mildenstein, ElasticSearch, Logstash, Economies of Scale: Best Practices for Indexing and Searching Through Large Data Sets
Live Oak Room: Dan Heberden, Bazaarvoice, Rapid Prototyping Front End with Ember
3:15pm: Technical Breakout 2
Red Oak Room: Fahd Siddiqui & John Roesler, Bazaarvoice, Data Infrastructure at Bazaarvoice
Live Oak Room: Frederick Feibel, Bazaarvoice, Getting Started with the Bazaarvoice API
4:00pm: Greg Brockman, CTO of Stripe, How We Scaled Stripe from 4 to 94 Employees
5:00pm: Conference ends
5:10pm: Hackathon Pitch Fest
6:00pm: Break for dinner (form teams, brainstorm ideas)
*Beer, Pizza, XBox Call of Duty Tournament, and fun
12:01am+ You don't have to go home, but you can't stay here.
Apr 3, 2014 - Hackathon Day 1
8:30am: Doors Open; Coffee; Hack
*Sign up for chair massages
9:00am: Technical Breakout 3, Brian Arnold, Bazaarvoice, Debugging Front End Apps in Chrome
11:00am: Teams & Project themes due on HackerLeague
12:00ish: Break for Lunch
*Beer, XBox Call of Duty Tournament, Massages, and fun
Apr 4, 2014 - Hackathon Day 2, Demos & Awards
8:30am: Doors Open; Coffee; Hack
11:00am: Demo Time
12:30pm: Break for lunch
1:30pm: More Demos if we need it
2:00pm: Awards & Prizes
By participating in this hackathon, you acknowledge and agree to the following:
To help accelerate your hackathon, several companies have graciously provided access to their APIs for you to build on. (PRO TIP: you may want to review these APIs prior to the hackathon to get learned up on what's available).
A given team can only win 1 category. If a team wins multiple categories, the team with the next highest votes will win the second category, and so on. The winning team of each category will win $1000 to split among the team or the category specific prize.
Bazaarvoice is based on a simple truth - when people talk to each other, they buy things they are happy with because they trust the opinions of others. We created a hosted platform for collecting and distributing consumer reviews of products and other content. Each month, over 600 million people view and share opinions, questions and experiences on more than 20 million products in the Bazaarvoice network. We power a vast network of 3000+ clients such as Best Buy, Walmart and Samsung. If you shop online, you’ve used our platform. Our mission, just like our name, is to empower the "voice of the marketplace", one authentic conversation at a time.
Bazaarvoice is a network that connects brands and retailers to the authentic voices of people where they shop. Each month, more than 650 million people view and share authentic opinions, questions and experiences about 20 million products in the Bazaarvoice network. Our technology platform amplifies these voices into the places that influence purchase decisions. Network analytics help marketers and advertisers provide more engaging experiences that drive brand awareness, consideration, sales and loyalty.
Follow our Developer Relations team on Twitter @BazaarvoiceDev
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