Every couple of weeks we have an internal demo day — an hour where people demo things they've been working on to the rest of the company. Demos can be anything from a prototype app feature to a cool data visualization to a command-line tool. It's a fun way to get inspired and to find out what co-workers are up to.
Now we're inviting you to share your creativity in the same way, by showcasing a mobile, web or wearables app at the first ever public Foursquare API Demo Day, on November 12th at our New York headquarters.
The idea is simple: You build a prototype that uses the Foursquare API, and then demo it to Foursquare CEO and co-founder Dennis Crowley, Foursquare executives, product managers and engineers, and of course other participants. Your demo doesn't need to be polished, it just needs to sort-of work. Some of our hackiest demos have turned into major Foursquare and Swarm features.
You can see more details, and sign up, here:
This isn't a hackathon: there's no competition, no artificial time constraint, and no caffeine-fueled all-nighters. You can build your demo on your own time, using any existing code. You can work in a team or solo. And if you have questions about our API as you go, we'll be happy to answer them.
Coding isn't a competitive sport: At this event all participants get an equal opportunity to wow and be wowed, and to make connections with Foursquare engineers and PMs and with other participants. And, who knows? Maybe you'll have the opportunity to take your idea to the next level and put it in the hands of millions of Foursquare users.
Got a great idea on how to use Foursquare data? We want to see it! Sign up now and we'll see you, and your demo, on November 12th!