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ACTIVE Network Announces HACKTIVE - Hackathon event, 9/21-9/22

Today we announced HACKTIVE, a 24-hour hackathon that will take place at Co-Merge in San Diego, California September 21-22nd.

HACKTIVE, will be an interactive and engaging way for developers, designers, and entrepreneurs to think about APIs in innovative new ways. Traditionally an employee only event, this year we’re making it open to the public. Along with U.S. based ACTIVE employees, we’re inviting U.S. based developers and designers of every skill level to get creative, hack and mashup ACTIVE APIs with other datasets, and compete for cash prizes.

The Details:

Who:                     College students, professional designers, and developers born to code, fueled by caffeine, and driven to innovate! You can register as individuals or in teams of up to four.

What:                   HACKTIVE is designed to bring together developers and designers to collaborate and build new software based on ACTIVE’s open data platform via APIs. Available APIs include: the Activity Search API v2, to build applications to distribute events and activities from the ACTIVE.com database; and Campground API, to build applications to promote and distribute campgrounds from the ReserveAmerica.com database.

When:                  Open Registration: August 12

                              Close Registration: September 20

                              Event: Saturday, September 21 – Sunday, September 22

Where:                Co-Merge

                              330 A Street

                              San Diego, CA 92101

Why:                     Create new ways to connect people with activities and promote a healthy lifestyle

                              Win cash prizes: First Place - $5,000; Second Place - $1,000; Third Place - $500, plus extra prizes like MetaWatch Strata watches and Jawbone UP personal fitness devices

For more information on HACKTIVE rules, ACTIVE APIs or to register, visit: developer.active.com/hackathon_2013. If you have questions, contact Jon Christopher or Jarred Doss.