Friday, July 15, 2011

Mark your calendars: HTML5 hackathons

By Mihai Ionescu, Developer Advocate

Cross-posted with the Google Commerce Blog

Over the past year, the web application ecosystem has been growing at an accelerating pace. Faster browsers and powerful web platforms like HTML5 have enabled developers to switch from native code to web based apps.

That’s why the Google Chrome and Commerce teams are holding several HTML5 Web App hackathons around the United States in early August. This is a great opportunity for developers to socialize, network, and play with the latest web APIs. During the hackathons, we'll cover the end-to-end process of developing an HTML5 application, publicizing with Chrome Web Store, and finally monetizing with In-App Payments.

In true hackathon style, participants will have the opportunity to create teams and work on a project together. At the end of the day, participants will present what they have created, and vote on the best apps or games. And of course we’ll have some awesome prizes for the winners.

The event is free of charge but space is limited. For more information and to register, please visit the location-specific links below:

August 1, 2011: New York
August 3, 2011: Chicago
August 8, 2011: Seattle
August 11, 2011: Mountain View

We’re looking forward to seeing the applications and games you build!

Mihai Ionescu is a Developer Advocate at Google helping developers build compelling applications using open web technologies. In his free time, when not skiing in the Sierras, Mihai enjoys traveling and exploring the great outdoors with his family.

Posted by Scott Knaster, Editor


  1. Saddened to see none up in Canada, especially with the office in Kitchener =\

  2. Yes, London next please!

  3. It would have made sense to have this at DEFCON in Las Vegas on August 5th or 6th.

  4. can we have one webcast also?
    such that we from asia can also participate

  5. When something like this will be arranged in India.

  6. Looking forward to this event.

  7. If I don't already know HTML5 could I still attend?

  8. Is there a wait list / how for the MV event, which now, when I got the email of the announcement from GTUG group apears sold out


  9. Sold out already? not cool :/ anyone got a spare ticket?

  10. Sold out?!
    I need a ticket. Any spare ticket?

  11. Please set up additional one more day at Mountain View to cater those who can't get a ticket! Please!

  12. on a weekday, common Googlers can you do in on a weekend like other hackathons?

  13. I"m taking about the mountain view one