And now a word from our sponsors...


Viond provides an authoring tool to create interactive 360° experiences. The authoring tool can be downloaded on the Viond Hackathon site and is available for Mac and PC. Experiences can then be published via the Viond Cloud to the Viond player available for iOS, Android and Oculus. 

APIs: Contact:, @RolfIllenberger Sponsor Prize:



The Visa Developer Platform (VDP) is an extension of Visa’s 60 years of simplifying and digitizing payment experiences. From geo-location to real-time alerts to tokenization, VDP offers direct access to a growing number of APIs, tools and support so you can start building easier, faster and more secure ways to power commerce.

APIs: Contact:




The TomTom Maps APIs and SDKs (for Web/JavaScript, Android, iOS) are available on and can be used for free once you create an account. Please also upload your project to GitHub so you can share your cool and inspiring application with others.

APIs: Contact: Sponsor Prize:



Shopify is the leading cloud-based, multi-channel commerce platform that currently powers over 600,000 businesses in approximately 175 countries. Shopify's 50+ API endpoints allow developers to transform the world of commerce by building products and services for these businesses.

APIs: Contact: Sarah-Jane Morris,, @SarahJaneMorris 



Clarifai is an artificial intelligence company that makes computer vision accessible with a clean API. You can make predictions on images or videos with one of our pre-built models or create your own model with our drag and drop interface.

APIs: Contact:, @kunal732, @clarifai 


Amazon Alexa

The Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) is a collection of self-service APIs, tools, documentation, and code samples that makes it fast and easy for you to add skills to Alexa. ASK enables designers, developers, and brands to build engaging skills and reach customers through tens of millions of Alexa-enabled devices. With ASK, you can leverage Amazon’s knowledge and pioneering work in the field of voice design.




HERE Mobility

The HERE Mobility SDK provides direct access to the Mobility Marketplace so you can build integrated transportation experiences into your application. Develop within your platform of choice with our SDK’s for iOS and Android or execute calls to the Mobility Marketplace through our web app API. Offer your users advanced mobility services such as ride hailing, booking, and ETA tracking, and map and location services covering everything from 2D/3D rendering to forward and reverse geocoding. Request access to the SDK by registering here.

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