College Hackers Gather in Philadelphia for PennApps Mobile

Logo-450x200 PennApps 2011 is just around the corner. The annual weekend-long hackathon is happening at University of Pennsylvania  Jan 14-16. It’s free to participate, registration is open to all university students free of charge.

Join us in Philadephia

Twilio is a proud sponsor of PennApps 2011. I’m excited to be making the trip down from New York City to demo the Twilio API and help all the participating teams build awesome applications.

Hosted by the Dining Philosophers, UPenn’s Computer Science Interest Group, the event kicks off on Friday at 6PM with demos and dinner. Hacking continues until Sunday afternoon at 1:30PM. Teams will be given a chance to present and prizes will be awarded for the top applications. We’re going to award a Nexus S to one lucky team.

It’s All About Mobile

This year, PennApps is focused on mobile development. I expect to see a lot of Android and iPod/iPhone/iPad apps and maybe even a few Windows Phone 7 apps. The organizers have gone to great lengths to make sure everyone is well equipped not just with Red Bull and pizza, but with knowledge as well. In addition to the series of API demos on opening night there is a series of introductory mobile SDK tutorials the week leading up to the competition.

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Hope to see you there, Hacky Holidays!