Iron.io is excited to be a sponsor of xHack 2012, a pretty cool hackathon in San Francisco June 8-10th. It's called "Hack to the Future" and, yes, it's going after a certain Back to the Future vibe.
Many of the API partners are centered around photo, video, audio, social and geo-location and so the hacks are sure to be rich in digital media and mobile awesomeness.
The Prize for Best in Show is a $5000 cash award plus there's a $1000 People’s Choice award. We're giving away a Go Pro HD Hero2 camera for the best solution using Iron.io APIs. (It's only fitting given we're expecting developers to make use of the image processing solution we recently highlighted on our solutions page.)
Developers can use the IronWorker, IronMQ, and IronCache APIs and as well a number of client libraries to create apps that do some amazing things in the background and/or in parallel (asynchronous and at scale is how we roll.) The Dev Center will has tons of information to get developers started as well as numerous tips and pointers. There's also worker examples on Github that make it easy to get running.
XHack is produced by Via.Me and will be hosted at RadiumOne’s office space. Apparently there's free VIP parking for anyone showing up in a DeLorean. The fun begins on Friday, June 8th with happy hour with the hacking starting on Saturday. We're looking forward to seeing if any of the hackers will be able to melt some brains.