iOSDevCamp 2014: Hacking Hardware & Software
Who: 500 developers, designers, entrepreneurs, and testers
What: 3-day hackathon for iOS and related applications
When: August 22-24 2014 (Friday evening through Sunday)
Where: eBay Campus, San Jose, CA
Why: You can’t miss this year’s event! It is set to be the most vibrant hackathon ever thanks to three emerging forces that we refer to as the ABC’s: Atoms, Bits and Collaborators (see below).
How: Reasonable ticket prices to be offset by sponsor contributions.
This event has catalyzed the launch of award winning startups (like Getaround and Foodspotting), the formation of founder dream teams (Square), and the building of a talented and collaborative community of developers. With the help of iOS 8, the biggest Apple developer release ever, this eighth annual iOS Dev Camp is set to be take a giant leap forward into the realm where hardware overlaps with software in domains like Wearables and the larger Internet of Things.
A = Atoms
The convergence of big data, mobiles, sensors, connected devices, alternate currencies, API’s and robotics (include Apple’s new HealthKit and HomeKit initiatives) are happening right now. For a decade, the promise of an “Internet of Things” has been just over the horizon. Not anymore. We are no longer at the starting line — today, we are at the scaling line! This year, developers will be invited to build on connected devices in addition to the pure software offerings that have been focused on in the past.
B = Bits
Apple just announced new and improved capabilities and functionalities in their latest iOS release (iOS8) that will create entirely new types of applications and even industries.
C = Collaborators
The collaborative culture of contribution, sharing and openness that exists at this event has been celebrated widely and is the primary reason that we have managed to foster the formation and launch of companies worth billions of dollars over the last 8 years.
Out-of-town guests are welcome to join our inclusive event. Though projects will include both solo and team efforts, we encourage attendees to build teams of diverse expertise — business ideas, marketing, design, testing, coding, and back-end development. All attendees should be prepared to participate in the development of a project during the event. Scholarships are available to encourage diversity, and mentors are available.
“It’s one of the most pure and original hackathons. People come from all around and really just hack on something, meet new people . . . cherish the relationships that they create here . . . and go out to create huge companies. The developers we’ve met at iOSDevCamp are among the best in the world. Some of them have gone on to join our team. We’re excited to be supporting the event again this year. . . . iOSDevCamp is the best.”
Zac Bowling, Apportable engineer
has attended 106 hackathons
The event will feature:
— Meetup on Friday with Refreshments
— Catered Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (Saturday and Sunday)
— Open Mic for Questions
— Simultaneous Events Worldwide
— Participant-led Ad Hoc Sessions
— Saturday Night Gaming
— Hackathon Contest with Prizes
— Everyone Leaves with Something
iOSDevCamp is a not-for-profit event; all revenues will go toward the production of the most vibrant hackathon on earth!
We are currently seeking:
To get involved with the above, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.