October 12, 2008

Mashup Camp - Learn, Hack, Compete!

Save the date for Mashup Camp... November 17-19, Mountainview / San Jose, CA at the Computer History Museum - the un-conference for the mashup developer community. Of note, seems that this event will overlap somewhat with the iPhone Live event, Nov 18 in San Jose. The theme of mashup camp this year - Learn, Hack, Compete! Who's coming to mashupcamp? See the Wiki

Finally, the focus of this year's event will once again be the best mashup contest, where attendees will decide on the coolest mashup created for the event. Here's how the contest works:

On Day One of Mashup Camp, attendee will be exposed to several APIs through quick-and-dirty Speed Geeking sessions and more in-depth Chalk Talks. Attendees should pay close attention to the tools described by the solution providers on Day One. Prizes will be awarded by each Solution Provider at the end of Mashup Camp for the best usage of each tool in an original mashup! In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to award a prize to the best solution provider tool.

Day Two of Mashup Camp offers attendees the opportunity to discuss the use of these APIs with their peers while working on the development of original mashups in the Hack Den under the watchful eye of Mashup Camp Hack Masters.

Day Three is competition day! On this day, Camp attendees will travel in small, organized groups from table to table as competing mashup developers present their mashups for review. Each developer will have about 5 minutes to convince each group that visits his or her table that their mashup is most deserving for one of the Best Mashup Contest prizes on offer.

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