Hackathons: Beyond the Prizes

Here in San Francisco hackathons are common place — you can find one most every weekend.The basic premise of a hackathon is to show up, build an app in 24-48 hours, and go home. All food and drink is taken care of and sleep is frowned upon, though a couple hours of nap time is suggested. The draw of hackathons, other than the lack of sleep and free food, are the prizes you can win which range anywhere from a few hundred dollars to a million. Continue reading “Hackathons: Beyond the Prizes”

GoSF Talk: Travis Reeder on Go after 2 Years in Production

Travis Reeder, Iron.io’s CTO, gave a talk recently at a GoSF meetup on Iron.io’s use of Go. We’re big proponents of Go, using it for all our backend components and have written or talked about our experiences in a number of places (here, here, and here). Travis’ talk here is a compilation of a number of those thoughts. It contains a good rundown of why Go works for us. Continue reading “GoSF Talk: Travis Reeder on Go after 2 Years in Production”

Iron.io @ HackTheMidwest → Half Empty App Wins Iron.io API Prize

The Hack the Midwest hackathon was this past weekend (June 15-16th) in Kansas City. The theme was “Build Something Epic” and from the looks of the projects the 30+ teams put together, that certainly proved true.

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GoSF Meetup: Canonical + Go 1.1 + a growing Go community


Travis Reeder from Iron.io kicks off the GoSF Meetup (5/9)

Iron.io is the lead organizer of GoSF – which is a meetup specially centered around Go programming language. GoSF has been around for just over a year and it’s apparent it’s becoming a key group within the developer community.
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