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SV Ruby on Rails Hackathon w Guest Speaker Michael Madison, Cocoon Ventures

Connect with like minded people at our first hackathon using some of the best APIs to develop your product (Open Tok API, Tropo API & LinkedIn API).  Thanks to our Sponsors!

Space:  LinkedIn <--They are Hiring!

Lunch: <-- They are Hiring!

We will have some great presentations on how to use LinkedIn and Tropo APIs - (Another API will be announced soon).  Michael Madison, Managing Director of Cocoon Ventures will be our guest speaker. Members of SVASE (Silicon Valley Association for Startup Entrepreneurs) will be present as well to answer any questions about your startup and/or funding opportunities.

Bring a laptop and some cool ideas or participate in someone’s project.  If you have a project you are currently working on and need some help, feel free to stop by and ask for help.


9:00-9:30 Registration, Continental Breakfast

9:30 – 10:00 Introductions

10:00am – Guest Speaker - Michael Madison, Managing Director of Cocoon Ventures

10:45 – 11:30 – How to use the Linked API, Tropo API, Open Tok API

11:30 – Pitch Ideas/Form teams

12:00 – Lunch

Until 5pm - Hack away for the rest of the day!

5:00 – Presentations

Michael Madison is the Managing Director of Cocoon Ventures and is a hard-core technologist that still enjoys getting his hands dirty. He started writing software in the 2nd grade and was a code contributor to NASA Langley’s supercomputer management systems by the time he entered junior high.  Michael was also named as one of the Business Journals' 2009 top 40 executives under the age of 40 in the Silicon Valley

SVASE (Silicon Valley Association for Startup Entrepreneurs) is the largest and fastest growing nonprofit association in Northern California dedicated exclusively to helping technology entrepreneurs – from the idea through product launch – find co-founders, secure venture funding and build successful businesses, across all technology driven industries (Clean Energy, Digital Media, Life Sciences, Next Generation Internet, Mobile, Security, Software, Semiconductors and more.)

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  • A former member
    A former member

    There's a lot of potential in this group. I liked the format of speakers and hacking. Made for a far more social experience than the average DevHouse.

    March 21, 2011

  • Jerome C.

    Good API intro from LinkedIn and Tok Box. Enlightening talk from Michael Madison. Too bad Tropo didn't make it. Excellent coffee!

    March 20, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Awesome presentation. Great meeting Michael. I might even stop by the hacker dojo.

    March 20, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Enjoyed Michael's presentation. It was a great perspective about startups and hackers. Met a some very nice people!

    March 20, 2011

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