Someone's going to need more Rockstar and Fritos—lots more. Software API
clearinghouse Mashery on Tuesday said it acquired the assets of Hacker League.
Mashery, which Intel acquired back in April, specializes in managing
application programming interfaces, or APIs—bits of code that allow apps to
communicate with cloud services and one another. Hacker League founder Mike
Swift (aka Swift) announced the transaction in a round of informational blogs.
The acquisition should ensure support for a steady flow of more than 60
hackathons each year, all over the world.
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“I’ve been to many of those events and have had the distinct pleasure of
witnessing their amazing work first hand,” Swift said in his post. “Mashery
has a long history of investing in open source projects and community
initiatives like I/O Docs and sample apps. Now they’re investing in Hacker
League for the future of developers and hackathon organizers.”
Hackathons are typically 24- to 48-hour contests where developers hopped up on
caffeine and sugar come up with an idea and build an application that can
either dazzle the judges or impress other developers. While many apps spawned
from hackathons can ...