DigitalOcean Cloud Hack Diary

10 in the morning when the hustle takes over the city, 91 Springboard was filled with participants who were ready to “build the next big thing” using DigitalOcean. It seemed as if participants wanted to prove that ‘Cloud Hack’ was worthy of its name as they poured in like rain from the clouds. In fact, …

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Shadowfax Code Wars Hack Diary

Now that was an amazing weekend! Yes, I am talking about the Shadowfax ‘Code Wars’ hack. The 24-hour hack was awesome with all the ideas flowing in and not to mention the great food and music. So, a round of applause to all who made it a great hackathon.

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Fantastic Growth Hacks that Everyone Should Know

So what is this hacker thing that is running around the globe and turning heads? For me, hackers are ones whose true north is growth and innovation, and I am here to tell you that EVERYBODY CAN HACK! Hacking can be as simple as tucking a safety pin to cover up that broken button or … …

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The Myriad Shades of an Android Developer

It was at the start of the 16th century, and the maestro put the finishing touches on what was to become the Mona Lisa. The maestro, was, of course, Leonardo da Vinci. Fast forward a hundred years or so to the middle of the 19th century when the post-impressionist painter Vincent Van Gogh painted his …

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Experience of an anonymous Hacker at the Ola API Hackathon

The following post was written by an anonymous hacker who took part in the Ola API hack. He (or she!) details his/her experiences. After a long delay in reaching Cherry Hills EGL, an air of excitement rolled out as I was nearing the venue. As I looked at all the participants getting down from their cabs, I …

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HackerHunt Review

Busy, busy, busy. That’s what we were this past weekend. We had two hackathons going on simultaneously in two different cities: Bangalore and Gurgaon. Here is the story of what happened on one sunny weekend in Bangalore city. HackerHunt for Newshunt was one of the best organized hackathons to date (kudos to the Newshunt team!). …

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Five classes to build an Android Application

Android draws in the most gifted developers around, because of the continued development of Google Play. Android development is essentially done in Java, which is the normal language used to teach programming in software engineering courses. On the off chance that you don’t know Java however know an alternate language, you can undoubtedly get Java …

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Why career in Android is an appropriate choice?

Android powers millions of mobile devices in more than 190 countries around the world. It’s the largest installed base of any mobile platform and is growing fast. Android being open source is a favorite for consumers and developers alike, driving strong growth in app consumption. Around 1.5 billion apps and games are downloaded from Google …

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How to choose the right tech career?

Picture Courtesy: crazyengineers.com Students first become engineers, then they go on to decide what they will do in their careers.This reverse order of choosing careers have become so predominant that deciding which career will be fruitful in the long run has become a huge task for graduates. The question “How to choose the right career” …

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Why Women Should Code??

When cofounder of Y-Combinator Paul Graham’s interview to The Information was published, it immediately hit the headlines with his statements like “God knows what you would do to get 13 year old girls interested in computers. I would have to stop and think about that” and “We can’t make these women look at the world …

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This summer, beat the heat by learning the hottest skillsets

While the weather condition is moving towards the boiling point, we prefer to keep our eyes on the skill sets that are adding to the heat. This season’s hottest skill sets are Big data,Hadoop and Android. So, are you prepared to beat the heat? Big data and its related components Hadoop, Mapreduce and R are …

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Learn android development in just 60 days

Android OS remained undeterred in 2013. As the year ended with a bang, we immediately shifted our focus to what will 2014 be all about? It doesn’t come as a surprise that 2014 will also be Android’s year. The battle between Apple and Android is going to continue in this year too. The highlight is: …

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Changing the World, One App at a time

This blog was originally published in Knowlarity Blog They were everywhere. In groups of all sizes, claiming every corner of the meeting room at the Microsoft R&D Centre in Bangalore. Some had spilled out into the adjacent cafeteria, either typing away in complete oblivion, or hunched in deep conversation. A few others stared into nothing, fingers …

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Mood Nation App from Team Indifferent takes the first position

Our Android hackathon successfully brought together innovators and thinkers under one roof on 29th and 30th March, 2014 at Microsoft Accelerator. With elections round the corner and the theme revolving around mobilizing voters, hackers got together for 24 hours and put forth their creative best. In Pic: Team Indifferent with Nikhil from Nokia(extreme right) We …

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How to monetize your android app?

Any marketing strategy is always followed by monetization ideas. A marketing strategy is incomplete without any ideas for making money out of it! If you cannot value your app correctly, then there are high chances your app might get lost in the crowd. Depending on various factors like your audience, your popularity, the purpose of …

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Android Hackathon- Rewind

As we pulled down the curtains on 30th March 2014 for our Android Hackathon, we thought of doing a quick rewind. Least to say, we have come across great partners with whom we wish to collaborate in the future and of course enthusiastic hackers who stayed up all night to create apps that can bring …

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How to market your android app

The global mobile market is home to more than 500,000+ android apps. The chances of getting an app discovered are slim unless the right strategies are put into effect. Statistics show that mobile advertising is pulling in 9% of the total revenue of the digital market. By 2015, mobile app market will be worth of …

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Why should you opt for a career in Android Development

Android and Apple have been rivals since day one. There is always a struggle going on as to who takes the lead. iOS 7.1 released in March 2014 has been widely regarded as not meeting user expectations when complains like “killing the phone battery” and such surfaced. Thus, the mobile platform equation still remains same …

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