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The Monthly Web-Tech Blitz Hackathon!

  • Jul 8, 2014 · 6:00 PM
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This Blitz Hackfest is hosted at Thomson Reuters!

The Monthly Web-Tech Blitz Hackathon is a monthly series of 4-hours hacking competitions. You have 1 hour to form an idea for small app and a team, and 3 hours to build something awesome!

The goal is to learn and have fun - AND you get a chance to win prizes and be famous!

The Blitz Hackfest -

6pm to 6:30pmFood & Drinks - hot entrees with vegetarian options and salad! Networking and Team building.

6:30pm to 6:40pm – Presenting the API and SDKs for this Blitz Hackathon.

6:40pm to 9:40pm – Blitz Hacking! Bring your groovy skills and show us what you got!

9:40pm to 10pm – Judging, winners take fame and prize - $400!

This month's APIs

This time we'll be exploring the wonders of data and real-time semantics, with the power of Thomson Reuters APIs! Check out the APIs, and get an unfair advantage of being prepared: Open Calais, Cortellis (cheat-sheet) and Financial Data & News (details coming up!).

Our speaker for this hackfest will be Ian Cooper, Technical Architect at Thomson Reuters.






[The venue on Times Square]

Join us to learn from experienced Web Developers and Designers and socialize with the best web hackers around.

Please use #BlitzHackathon to discuss and share!

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  • Zohar B.

    Brilliant ideas abd hacks! Love seeing what creative people come up with in only 3 hours of hacking!

    July 9, 2014

  • Zohar B.

    Thank you for the wonderful comments and feedback, we look forward to having you next month!

    July 9, 2014

  • Adam C.

    What an amazing experience. Finding the balance between well engineered code and a hack that just works is key and events like this highlights just how fine that line can be.

    1 · July 9, 2014

  • Gary-Yau C.

    great event! Love to attend the next Blitz Hackathon!

    1 · July 9, 2014

  • Ben K.

    Do we need an API key to call Cortellis? I'm experimenting and can only draw the Reuters homepage.

    July 8, 2014

    • jing c.

      Yes sign up & get your api key. Then following their instruction on having the key as a part of the put request

      July 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Did anyone at Cortellis bother to enable CORS ?

    July 6, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      It will be enabled in time for the event.

      July 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have very limited experience. Would I still be able to be part of a team to observe, learn, and contribute in any way I can?

    June 9, 2014

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