Memorial Day weekend (un)officially marked the start of summer and saw Team Kloudless at a number of events. First up, Hack UCI, where 200 hackers gathered for the final Major League Hacks event of the spring season. Eliot Sun, our CEO, and Vinod Chandru, our VP of Engineering, were on hand to help out with hacks and hang out with hackers.
Team Kloudless also hung out with the AutoDevBot team at their API hackathon and conference. Our co-founder Brian Tang spoke about API Design and Development, while Timothy Liu and David Thorman mentored hackathon participants. The best-use-of Kloudless API winner, chosen by Lise Statelman, allowed users to search for content on Twitter (by searching a hashtag) then send the search results to users’ cloud storage accounts for them to consume later. Congratulations to Quincy Larson and Noah Kaplan for their very cool hack!
Kloudless will be participating in or hosting several events in June and we hope to see you there!
In the Bay Area
Kloud Kantina in Berkeley @ Kloudless HQ, 2075 Allston Way #203
We’ve hosted several Kloud Kantinas since April and have received positive feedback from attendees, including thanks for connecting entrepreneurs to investors and developers to community resources. Additionally, we’ve seen attendees’ product demos get feedback, valuable for helping them get to the next step in development. All this during fun times over pizza and beer. Want to get involved? Please join the Kloud Kantina Meetup group and get notifications of upcoming events! Or register on Eventbrite now!
Startup Weekend B2B in San Francisco @ Rocketspace, 180 Sansome Street
For those unfamiliar with Startup Weekend, it’s a large, growing global community of passionate entrepreneurs with 45,000 alumni who have created more than 8,000 startups. Zaarly, FoodSpotting (acquired by OpenTable), and Giant Thinkwell are a few of the startups that were conceived and launched at previous Startup Weekend events. Attendees can expect Startup Weekend B2B to follow the same basic model as other Startup Weekends. Entrepreneurs pitch their startup ideas and get feedback from their peers. Teams form organically around the top ideas, which are selected by the community via popular vote. They have 54 hours to validate the market, create a business model, design and code the MVP before pitching it to judges.
We’re stoked to be a prize sponsor at Startup Weekend’s first business-to-business (B2B) focused event, where more than 100 hackers, designers, and business minds will collaborate during three days to create minimum viable products (MVPs) whose target customers are other businesses. Additionally, Kloudless co-founder Timothy Liu will be on hand as a mentor to offer teams support.
Kloud Kantina in San Francisco @ Microsoft San Francisco Centre, 835 Market Street, Suite 700
We’re bringing Kloud Kantina across the Bay for our first San Francisco event! This Happy (work) Hour will follow the same format as the others! Attendees will have the opportunity to meet other developers, designers, and entrepreneurs as well as give and solicit feedback on their projects, all over a bite and a brew. Since Kloudless is a Microsoft BizSpark company, we are excited to have Microsoft as our venue! Be sure to RSVP on Eventbrite or the Kloud Kantina Meetup group so we can enough bites and beer for all!
On the East Coast
June 13 – 15
MassHack in Boston @ Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, 415 Summer Street
While we’re West Coast at heart, we have lots of love for the East Coast. That’s why we’re excited to be on site at the first MassHack, where teams of 1–4 developers will work for 48 hours to create some innovative apps while connecting with the East Coast’s venture capital and academic communities.
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We’ve had requests for Kloud Kantinas in LA, NYC and St. Louis, Missouri. Where else should we have Kloud Kantinas? Let us know in the comments, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by joining Kloud Kantina Meetup group and letting us know! You can also bookmark our blog, as we’ll share about any upcoming events we’re adding to the calendar as they happen.