Empire state of code
Though we started hacking together foursquare in a coffee shop, it wasn’t long until we moved into a real office – a shared work space with a few other tech companies. And, while our team has grown quite a bit, it’s been just as exciting to be here during the tremendous growth in the New York tech scene over the past several years. Start-ups are popping up all over the place, and the sheer force of talent and cross-pollination of ideas is amazing. This Saturday, we’re super excited to help further support this community – we’re hosting our first ever hackathon.
The idea behind the hackathon is to get a bunch of smart people in a room for a day and have them build amazing things using the foursquare API. That’s why we built our API, that’s why we love the hundreds of apps that are built atop it, and that’s why we have a crazy wish list of things we’d like to see come out of this. Given how quickly the event filled up, it seems that you guys are pretty excited, too!
We’ve got tons of pizza, an amazing host in General Assembly, a team of foursquare engineers to answer your toughest questions, and a ton of energy drinks and beer. For those attending, the schedule is here. To follow along on Saturday, check out this wiki.
We look forward to seeing the 150 registered developers there (and sorry to those who didn’t get a ticket; the space filled up fast), and to sharing the great ideas that are coming out of New York.