API Hack Day Chicago

Saturday, May 28 we will be at API Hack Day Chicago.

API Hack Day brings developers together for an all-day coding fest focused on building apps with APIs. Developers of all experience levels can share ideas, collaborate on projects, start new ventures and find out about great tools and new APIs to play with.

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TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon

Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22 TokBox will be at the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon.

Fueled by pizza, beer and RedBull, the hackathon event will begin Saturday afternoon through Sunday morning, May 21st – 22nd. Then after a lightning round of demos and judging Sunday afternoon, the winning team will present onstage at Disrupt on Wednesday, May 25th. This is a great opportunity for superstar hackers to share the spotlight alongside the top startups chosen from Disrupt’s Startup Battlefield.

If you’re at the event, stop by our “Getting Started with OpenTok” workshop on Saturday afternoon.

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P-p-p-poker Face

Whether it’s the bead of sweat dripping down your opponent’s forehead, or a nervous twitch forcing their leg up and down like a piston, in a game of poker you want to see it all. For online poker players, these real-world cues were completely lost, until now.

With the launch of PokerView‘s WebCam Poker games, powered by the OpenTok API, the gap between real-world and virtual game interaction is being bridged. They are the first site to fully dedicate itself to the concept of live WebCam poker games.

How exactly does it work? Instead of a screen-name, avatar or chat-box, each player has a streaming video next to their hand. Now you can see your opponents mugs for better or worse.

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Music Hack Day Recap

This last weekend we hosted Music Hack Day at our office in San Francisco. As a result of a collaborative effort on behalf of the people at Music Hack Day, the Echo Nest, SoundCloud, Song Kick, the TokBox team, and many others, the event was an astounding success. More than 150 developers showed up to create 55 awesome hacks over the weekend.

Music Hack Day @ TokBox HQ. Image provided by Thomas Bonte.

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