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API Hackatemia

Four night event where technical API expertise meets business knowledge


API Hackatemia will be held again in the beginning of 2020

API Hackatemia is held in English. 

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What API Hackatemia?    |    To whom?    |    Why?   |   Where and when? 

What API Hackatemia? 

API (Application Programming Interface) and integrations based on APIs are  becoming more popular in various industries. 

Digia's API Hackatemia is a four-night event, where students and experts team up to innovate and design new solutions to current business issues using API technologies. Digia's API team guides teams through the cases and teach basics of API development and various technologies. 

API Hackatamia starts with team creation and case selection for each team. You can also create your own team before hand and sign up as a team. Our experts will also demonstrate some example cases and give introduction to the technologies used. This year technologies and methods are IBM Watson, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, Swagger/Open API, AWS, Postman and APIOps Cycles. 

As a result, teams can come up with for example customer service bot for social media usage that utilizes API to share product information and other data for customers. The actual business cases we reveal to the chosen persons at the event. 

Most of the time we use to solve the business cases like in hackathons. Together as a team you design, develop and build API solutions. In the last night all the teams get to present their solutions and we reveal the winners. All attendees get support from each other's and from Digia's professionals, who are there to guide and support you during all of the nights. 

To whom?

API Hackatemia is best suited to you if you are interested in digitalisation and the possibilities of open interfaces and APIs

1. IT Students or experts 

Want to develop your skills and get expertise working on a real business cases? Here you get to learn how to create and publish APIs. NodeJS and C#/Java skills are a bonus. 

2. Service designers or students

Want to understand how open interfaces and APIs can help businesses? Here you get to utilize service design in IT projects. Previous programming skills are not necessary. 

3. Everyone interested in APIs 

APIs and open interfaces are becoming more and more important in every field. If you want to learn from our API experts and get an introduction to APIs, you are welco

Why API Hackatemia?

 1. Comprehensive API Expertise 

APIs are at the central og digitalisation and API knowledge is valued in every industry. When technical expertise is combined with business sense, everything is possible. Through API Hackatemia you have the possibility to network with other professionals and API experts and gain valuable experience.

2. Beneficial for your studies

API Hackatemia may be added part of your studies. Or in API Hackatemia you can come up with your thesis subject. 

3. Internship or a employment at Digia 

We recruit future gurus through API Hackatemia to join our API team! 

Where and when? 

Digia API Hackatemia is organized two times a year. API Hackatemia 2019 is organised in February at Digia's headquarters in Atomitie 2, Pitäjänmäki, Helsinki.

Schedule (all evenings from 5pm to 9 pm):

Tuesday Feb 5th: Introduction and demos 
Wednesday Feb 6th: Solving business cases in groups
Tuesday Feb 12th: Solving business cases in groups
Wednesday Feb 13th: Presentations and diplomas