Etsy at Photo Hack Day!

Posted by on August 15, 2011

Our friends at Aviary are organizing a ginormous Photo Hack Day this Saturday the 20th, and we’re psyched to be there! What makes this hack day so amazing? The winning hack will be featured on the NASDAQ billboard in Times Square.  Seriously!

This is a photo-themed hack day, so we’re looking for hacks that do interesting things with Etsy listing images. Things like:

The hacking goes down at General Assembly in midtown Manhattan. We’ll be there, and we’ll be holding office hours to help hackers with our API, PHP, jQuery and OAuth. We’re also offering this robot sculpture from HeavyMetalMilkman as a prize for the best Etsy API hack! If you need help hacking, we’ll be hanging out in #etsyapi on freenode, on Twitter @etsyapi, and available via email at Space is limited, so sign up now!

Posted by on August 15, 2011
Category: api, events


Sounds great, got some ideas for some apps too. Shame I’m based in the UK 🙁

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