This past weekend I attended two events with hacking, APIs, mobile apps, and Appery.io platform. AT&T DevLab and AT&T Internet of Things Hackathon in New York City.
The first event actually started on Thursday, in Plano, TX. It was AT&T DevLab event: a one day training learning and using AT&T APIs such as SMS, In-app Messaging, and Speech. In the second half of the day, the students used Appery.io cloud platform to build a jQuery Mobile app with AT&T SMS API.
The morning started with Michale Pacholec explaining how to use SMS and In-app Messaging APIs with various examples:
More API learning:
Delicious lunch is served:
As I was walking around the Foundry, I saw someone using Appery.io platform:
Once all the APIs were covered, we spent the remaining of the day using Appery.io to build a jQuery Mobile app with AT&T SMS API. The app looked like this: It’s an excellent way to end the training, putting everything together and creating a real mobile app that talks to one of the APIs covered earlier in the day. In under an hour, over 40 students were able to build a jQuery Mobile app. That’s pretty amazing. The next day I flew to New York City to attend the AT&T Internet of Things Hackathon. As usual, the event started with a number of presentations showing various tools that can be used during the hackathon. Ben Nelson is launching the hackathon:
I’m showing how fast and easy it is to build app connected to APIs with Appery.io:
This was the healthiest hackathon I ever attended. On Saturday morning they served oatmeal and egg whites sandwiches! Both items are gone in the picture:
At 11am on Saturday, I has the privilege to teach high school kids about building mobile apps in Appery.io:
Future mobile developers:
I couldn’t stay for final presentations as I had to fly back home but a good number of teams used Appery.io to build their apps with various cloud APIs.