Iowa caucus app woes from a developer perspective
Friday, February 21, 2020 by Richard Harris
Whether the issues behind the Iowa Democratic Caucus app debacle were specific to UX, connectivity, traffic, or just good ol’ fashioned reluctance to embrace the technology, the ramifications of this mess will be felt for a long time – the hanging chad of the new decade. So are apps out? Absolutely not, but things are going to have to change.
Applitools Visual AI Rockstar Hackathon winners
Thursday, February 6, 2020 by Richard Harris
Applitools announced the 100 winners and 10 Grand Prize winners of the Global Visual AI Rockstar Hackathon. The hackathon’s objective was to see which of the participants could comprehensively catch and fix functional and visual bugs using both their preferred code-based approach and Visual AI.
Out of 3,000 participants and 300 finalists, the top 100 winn...
Microsoft DART team tracks 77k active web shells
Thursday, February 6, 2020 by Brittany Harris
In a blog post promoting the capabilities of its commercial security platform, Microsoft said that on a daily basis the company's security team detects and tracks on average around 77,000 active web shells, spread across 46,000 infected servers.
According to ZDNet, these numbers are staggering, since the 77,000 figure is far larger than any previous reports about...
Data Privacy Day 2020 is here
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 by Richard Harris
Data Privacy Day is here, and with the recent implementation of the California Consumer Privacy Act, the timing could not be better to discuss the importance of taking steps to protect sensitive data while also keeping personal data private and secure.
Similar to GDPR, CCPA will have a profound impact on data privacy and protection, making this year’s Data Priv...
Applause Platform improves quality assurance platform
Thursday, January 9, 2020 by Richard Harris
Quality assurance (QA) is a rapidly changing field, a result of dev and engineering teams moving faster and releasing more frequently. Applause – the leading crowdtesting provider – is looking to evolve along with QA. The company recently launched Applause Labs, an innovation engine where it hopes to develop new concepts for companies’ QA processes.
How to get user engagement in 2020
Thursday, January 2, 2020 by Scott Tomkins
The most difficult challenge for every app developer to overcome is: How do I get my app in front of a customer so that they can engage with it? UA campaigns are notoriously expensive and invariably suffer from diminishing returns. ROAS at the start of a campaign falls somewhere between 200% and 300%, but soon enough it peters out. I can’t tell you how many times ...
How cloud computing is changing the developer world
Thursday, January 2, 2020 by Richard Harris
Cloud computing is continuing to change the way the world builds and interacts with technology, and the developers that make that possible are under more pressure than ever to keep innovating and pushing boundaries. With the launch of the latest version of its Cloud Pak for Data, IBM is helping them do just that, all while prioritizing what matters most: data privacy an...
2019 Quantum Computing Industry Retrospective
Tuesday, December 31, 2019 by Richard Harris
Michael Biercuk, founder and CEO of Q-CTRL, is considered one of the world's leading experts in quantum computing. As we round the corner into 2020, he shares his thoughts on the year in quantum computing and predictions for next year below.
The most significant industry accomplishments
"I think there is no doubt that the demonstration of&...
$100M open source fund via Codefresh launches
Monday, December 2, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
From the deck of the HMS Surprise pirate ship at the Maritime Museum of San Diego, on the eve of Kubecon, Codefresh announced the establishment of a $100 Million Open Source Fund offering grants up to $1 Million. This “heave-ho” is designed to foster the growth and expediency of open source projects from development and deployment to ongo...
Live Debugger for DevOps launches from Codefresh
Monday, November 25, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Creating CI/CD pipelines is often considered a frustrating and time-consuming process. Each change has to be saved, committed and the pipeline rerun from the beginning. DevOps engineers are missing a key component that has been available for software developers for years: debugging breakpoints, so Codefresh is introducing the world’s first live CI/CD debugging too...
Threat of quantum computing hackathon to award $100,000
Monday, November 25, 2019 by Richard Harris
Communique Laboratory Inc. launched its quantum hackathon tackling the threat of quantum computing. Cybersecurity companies, computer science students and hackers have begun challenging the Company’s ‘quantum-safe’ encryption in a $100,000 hackathon.
The Company hosted an innovation celebration event with technology presentations from industry...
Universal source code search engine emerges
Friday, November 22, 2019 by Richard Harris
Sourcegraph announced a new collaboration with GitLab, along with the world’s first universal source code search engine. The company has experienced exponential growth fueled by its expanding community of over 10,000 paid developers and tens of thousands of free open source developers who actively use its platform.
“GitLab and Sourcegraph are both oriente...
Hackathon to award over 40k in prizes
Monday, November 11, 2019 by Brittany Harris
Applitools issued the “Visual AI Rockstar Hackathon” to identify and reward the top 100 functional and visual test engineers on the planet.
To enter, participants must write test automation scripts against a demo web app using two separate approaches: a traditional code-based testing approach using Selenium, WebdriverIO, or Cypress and an image-based test...
Amazon to launch Ownera Digital Securities API
Monday, September 23, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
Ownera, the institutional-grade blockchain network for digital securities (AKA Security Tokens), has announced it will be releasing its Digital Securities API utilizing the Amazon Managed Blockchain service running HyperLedger Fabric. Ownera is a network where all nodes will be regulated financial entities (such as banks, asset managers and exchanges), who underwrite an...
JOIN 2019 conference details released
Friday, September 13, 2019 by Richard Harris
Looker has announced details for JOIN 2019, its annual three-day conference designed to offer a unique opportunity to explore the latest in practical data skills, network with fellow data enthusiasts and engage with leaders across the data community. In-depth sessions will be led by industry experts from companies including Slack, Namely, Chicago Cubs, WW...
Fintech and developers get challenged by Finastra appathon
Thursday, July 11, 2019 by Richard Harris
Finastra has issued a challenge to Fintechs and developers with its first-ever public appathon, inviting anyone with a good idea to build an application that solves a common pain point for North American community banks and credit unions, using its FusionFabric.cloud platform.
Participants will use Finastra’s US Banking APIs, accessible for free on the FusionFa...
Making edge computing easier to deploy and access for developers
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
MobiledgeX announced its “Edge Experience” developer discovery program to simplify how developers and device makers integrate edge performance and test in real edge networks globally. The program kicked off recently with MobiledgeX providing code for the first edge computing hackathon, hosted by Telecom Infra Project (TIP) at Facebook’s campus in Menlo...
Smart Transit SDK has launched from HERE Mobility
Friday, September 7, 2018 by Richard Harris
HERE Mobility announced the launch of their Mobility Software Development Kit (SDK) using intelligent matching algorithms and big data to provide developers with smart mobility capabilities to enrich their apps and increase user engagement.
The HERE Mobility SDK enables native integration with the HERE Mobility Marketplace, a global one-stop-shop for aggregating mobi...
New STO planning software emerges
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by Stuart Parkerson
STOlogix has announced the launch of a new front-end software solution which streamlines the functionality of complex and disparate software applications required for STO planning. The new software solution, STOplanner, is being developed by KAP Project Services, a leading project controls and project services provider for the oil, gas and petrochemical industries.Accor...
Global hackathon launched by Colony to give out $25K in prizes
Monday, June 4, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Blockchain projects will be quietly abandoned says GlobalData
Friday, June 1, 2018 by Richard Harris
Are you starting a new blockchain project but already thinking of calling it quits? New research from GlobalData says many of the early blockchain projects will either be quietly shelved in favor of more traditional approaches or they will evolve in a way which reduces their dependence on blockchain technology in 2018.GlobalData's Thematic Research report, ‘Blockchain -...
Blockchain Pioneers Hackathon 2018 announced
Thursday, May 24, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Want to code on blockchain and interested in working with DECENT's open-source platform? The Blockchain Pioneers Hackathon has been announced that will span the globe, seeking to connect top talent from around the world with DECENT’s open-source blockchain platform, DCore. The series kicks off in the city of the company’s headquarters, Bratislava, Slovakia and is co-hos...
DeveloperWeek 2018 roundup
Thursday, March 22, 2018 by Badri Rajasekar
DeveloperWeek 2018, held recently in the SF Bay Area, is part of the largest series of completely developer-focused events in the world, with conferences also held in New York and Austin. It is a testament to the fact that “software rules the world” that around 8000 developers turned up for various parts of DeveloperWeek, which included a large two-day Hackathon, a fren...
AutoMobility LA hosts 2017 Hackathon to tackle LA congestion
Thursday, October 26, 2017 by Richard Harris
The LA Auto Show and AutoMobility LA has announced plans for its 2017 Hackathon, sponsored by Honda Innovations. The Hackathon, which will be hosted by AutoMobility LA for the first time, will take place over a period of 24 hours, November 27-28 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.For this year’s Hackathon, developers will be asked to tackle the transportation and mobi...
Open Source Summit North America announces additional keynote speakers
Friday, July 14, 2017 by Richard Harris
The Linux Foundation has announced additional keynote speakers for Open Source Summit North America, taking place September 11-14 in Los Angeles, CA.The Linux Foundation Open Source Summit is the premier open source technical conference in North America, gathering 2,000 developers, operators and community leadership professionals to collaborate, share information and l...
Oulu 5GFWD solidifies status as global 5G hub
Thursday, February 16, 2017 by Richard Harris
Can you go to school in a park through VR glasses after the speed of data transfer is no longer an issue? What will a digital Nokia factory of the future be like? How can superfast mobile technology make people’s hospital visits safer, quicker and more comfortable? 5G can make all this happen - and the Oulu 5GFWD Hackathon challenges the world’s greatest coders and ente...
Sean Carron tells us about Team Smiles and HappinessasaService
Monday, December 12, 2016 by Richard Harris
Happiness-as-a-Service is an application that allows kids awaiting a transplant, or those who received a transplant, to request a wish, and then connects them with benefactors who can fund their wishes. It enables users to nominate a critically ill child, see a child’s wish in their local community, and donate - among other features. The users can create &ld...
Meet Dav Glass, local hero hacker and Yahoo Distinguished Engineer
Thursday, November 10, 2016 by Richard Harris
Dav Glass is a Distinguished Architect for Yahoo, and has been at the company for 10 years. He works with various teams across Yahoo with their NodeJS applications and deployments, as well as other Open Source initiatives to help their developers give away and contribute to Open Source Software. Outside of Yahoo, he also coaches 3 robotics teams at a local High Sch...
IoT Tech Expo descending on Silicon Valley next week (October 2021st)
Friday, October 14, 2016 by Richard Harris
The IoT Tech Expo will be descending on Silicon Valley for 2 days (October 20-21st) of top-level content, discussion, case studies, live demos, workshops and plenty of networking opportunities. There will be 8 conference tracks, an exclusive Samsung Workshop, IoT hackathon and a vast exhibition including robotics, 3D pizza printers, drones, mind-reading tech and more! O...
2016 IoT Tech Expos Will Be Held In London, Berlin and San Francisco
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 by Stuart Parkerson
The IoT Tech Expo has released it’s the dates for its 2016 world series with IoT Tech Expo’s in London on February 10-11, Berlin on June 13-14 and in San Francisco October 20-21.The IoT Tech Expo events offer five conference tracks with 200 speakers, 100 exhibitors, networking, incubator programs, live hackathons, and more. Conference tracks include Connecting Living, C...
HackHands Founder Gives Insights About hack.summit 2016
Saturday, December 26, 2015 by Richard Harris
HackHands founder Ed Roman sat with us to talk about the second installment of hack.summit(), which debuted last year as the largest-ever Web conference for developers with 64,000 registrants. The event, which is designed to aid non-profits focused on bringing diversity and education to tech, will be organized and promoted by Pluralsight, which recently acquired HackHan...
There's Still Time to Get Travel Deals for the AT&T Developer Summit Conference and Hackathon
Wednesday, December 16, 2015 by Stuart Parkerson
If you’re like me, you always wait till the last minute to book travel and always get stung with last minute pricing. Thus I was apprehensive as I was scrambling to book my travel for the AT&T Developer Hackathon and Summit on January 2 – 5 and was expecting the worst as I went to Virgin America’s site to check out pricing. Hard to believe, a round trip direct fligh...
AT&T Developer Summit Hosts Biggest Hackathon Yet with Over $250,000 Up for Grabs
Wednesday, December 2, 2015 by Stuart Parkerson
The developer world is set to experience one of the biggest hackathons of the year on January 2–3, 2016. Developers will flock to Las Vegas during that time for a chance to win over US$250,000 in cash and prizes at the AT&T Developer Summit hackathon.It’s the biggest hackathon prize pool of the year, bar none. And participating is free! I like the word “plethora” to...
Trifecta Events Coming to Santa Clara Convention Center in September
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 by Richard Harris
The Santa Clara Convention Center will be a busy place on September 28 – 30 as it hosts three conferences in one - API World, Integrate 2015 and DataWeek. In addition to activities surrounding each event’s focus, there will also be an expo hall, hiring mixers and a hackathon.DataWeekThe DataWeek 2015 Conference and Festival focuses on data skills including Data Science,...
Online Hackathon Challenges Developers to Create Innovative Applications Leveraging Handwriting Recognition Technology
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 by Richard Harris
MyScript, a leader in digital ink management technology, has launched the MyScript App Challenge, an online hackathon for developers. Participants are invited to build applications that demonstrate practical and innovative use cases where handwriting recognition technology can be leveraged. The competition will award $20,000 in prizes to contest participants.MyScri...