If you live in New York, then you know that the tech community here is thriving and passionate about what they do. No other city has the drive that NYC has. With regular meetups, events, and outings happening daily, everyone involved in this scene is dedicated to what they do. This past year, we got involved with the NY Music Hack Day, saw how awesome Game Hack Day was, and realized there needed to be one that was photo-centric.
We present to you, the first Photo Hack Day.
It's going to be the biggest and largest photo hackathon ever organized. Our goal is to bring together the brightest minds in photography, photo-editing, web design, computer science, and more. From August 20 to 21, developers will create awesome photo hacks using open APIs. With companies like Shutterstock, Face, Tumblr, and Photobucket involved (check out all the participating startups here), this surely will turn into a great event. You can read more about it on TechCrunch.
At the end of the hackathon, the developers who create the best, most inspiring apps will receive prizes, including showcasing their app in the NASDAQ Times Square display!
Here are some of our hack ideas using the Aviary API!
- Flipbook: Make a easy flipbook-creation app using Aviary’s editing tools.
- Virtual Bulletin Board: Users upload a selection of photos to create a bulletin board with polaroid pictures pinned to it. This can be shared with friends, or posted to Facebook.
- Blurry Friends game: This game has two modes. Play alone or with a friend!For single player, upload photos from desktop or login to facebook to get photos. The game chooses profile pictures of your friends, and blurs them beyond recognition. Every few seconds, it “unblurs” the picture a little until you can guess who it is. You can either type in their first name to guess who it is, or it will be multiple choice.For two players, both friends compete from their own computers to guess first. Only mutual friends are shown. Developers can also choose pictures of celebrities, athletes, pop culture icons, etc.
- Superhero: Use Aviary’s stickers to put superhero costumes on your photos, then use the comicize effect at the end.
Check out PhotoHackDay.org to get more details, see who's involved, and to see how YOU can get involved! The event is free to attend and participate.