Feast Your Eyes On The Technologies At The Disrupt London Hackathon

It’s two days until the cream of London’s developer community descend on The Vault at Old Billingsgate for 24 hours of pizza-fuelled coding. I will be your Hackmaster for the weekend, along with TechCrunch’s very own Sam O’Keefe. To get your salivary glands racing, here’s a list of the API workshops and sponsor prizes that will be running at the event…

What Can You Win?


$500 GBP for the winning team exhibiting the best use of the CrunchBase API.

ESRI Mapping

$5,000 prize for best use of Esri technologies ($2,500 cash + $2,500 online subscription.) Are you using maps or location services? Check out our developer tools at https://developers.arcgis.com. Check out more examples and documentation at https://developers.arcgis.com https://github.com/Esri


The best overall app in [design, utility, api, originality] that works with the Evernote API. All members (4 max) receive an iPad mini

Intel Mashery

With over 40 APIs in their Directory, from the likes of The Guardian, Beats Music, Rotten Tomatoes, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Expedia, SportsData EU Soccer, and many more, Intel will be offering the Mashery Prize to the team that makes best use of an API in their directory. The winning team will each be given a Parrot Jumping Sumo Wi-Fi Controlled Insectoid Robots (w/ camera) PLUS Intel® Basis watches (one robot and one watch per team member for up to a team of four (4) developers).

Visit developer.mashery.com<http://developer.mashery.com/> to learn more.


The team making the best use of Matrix APIs will receive an awesome Trossen Robotics PhantomX Hexapod robot overlord!  Our judgement will be based on the innovation factor, technical challenge and coolness of the hack. Custom Award Value $1,200


Best Use of Nexmo’s API: YodaPhone for each team member (Max of 4)

Best Use of NI: YubiKey NEO for each team member (Max of 6) + £100 Amazon gift card

Most Creative Use of Nexmo’s API: V911 RC Copter for each member (Max of 6)


Paymill – your one-stop shop for online payments – is offering a Pebble Watch to every member of the team that makes the best use of the PAYMILL API for their project.


Best Use of the Twilio API wins 4 amazing Lego sets from the LEGO movie!


Yammer will be donating 4 XBox Ones to the team that they judge to have made the best use of their API over the weekend.


Zalando – Europe’s most fashionable tech company, are working to create the world’s best online fashion experience. With the new version of their Shop API you have the chance to breathe life into this mission in your own way. The team of hackers (max 5 people) with the most innovative and creative approach of using their API to take our customers to a unique shopping journey will an amazing AR.Drone 2.0 Power Edition from Parrot as well as a 300 Euro Zalando shopping voucher.

What Can You Learn?

Evernote API Workshop – 14:00

Matt Carroll, Developer Advocate

The Evernote API lets you tap into the functionality offered by the Evernote service and gain access to the millions of users around the world who use it every day. In this workshop we’ll introduce the API and look at Evernote’s SDKs, then discuss creating new notes, rendering notes, searching for existing notes and other common operations. You’ll learn how your application can store its data in Evernote and how to tap into the information that a user has already stored in their notebooks.

The best overall app in [design, utility, api, originality] that works with the Evernote API. All members (4 max) receive an iPad mini

Find out more about Evernote’s API at: http://dev.evernote.com.

Can I Get Tickets?

While the Hackathon is sold out, don’t forget to register for the Sunday Hack Presentation Spectator Tickets! The presentations start at 11:00 and runs until 14:00.