With an assortment of API partners on offer, established startups and teams of product managers, developers, designers and marketers will be tasked to brainstorm, plan, hack, build and dream to create the most innovative and original smartphone or web based application.
The 33 hour Hackathon will kick off in Melbourne on Saturday 24 November and will give anyone interested in developing products a chance to unlock their creative potential and be mentored by some of the industry’s top experts.
“This is the third Hackathon event we have hosted and we’ve called upon some of the smartest product managers in the industry to share their personal experience and expertise to inspire developers to design and build the most innovative concepts imaginable,” said Tim Corr, Senior Product Manager at Sensis.
The SAPI Product Hack Camp mentors include Gus Balbontin (Lonely Planet), Scott Rogers (SEEK), Phil Metcalfe (Hooroo), Steve Sammartino (Grey Advertising) and Nick
“At Lonely Planet we have a rich history of product innovation coming out of hackdays and competitions, so when Sensis approached us we were immediately on board with the idea of SAPI Product Hack Camp. Personally I’m excited to work with teams and see what kind of amazingly creative ideas they can come up with,” said Gus Balbontin, Director of Transformation, Lonely Planet.
“With top industry experts, mixed with the finest developer and entrepreneurial brains in Australia, it’s going to be an exciting melting pot of ideas. We hope that through one of the mini workshops run by product management consultancy Brianmates, inspirational talks by the product management gurus from the likes of Lonely Planet, SEEK and Hooroo, as well as hands on tutorials about Adobe PhoneGap Build, or Amazon Web Services on offer across the weekend we can help harness this potential,” Tim Corr said.
The SAPI Product Hack Camp is also offering competitors up to $15,000 in cash and prizes for the teams who create the best SAPI mash-up – presented at the finale of the weekend’s competition, the pitch on Sunday afternoon.
For more information or to register for the Hackathon head to http://producthackcamp.eventbrite.com. Registration is free.