Get ready for HackVAN

HackVAN kicks off this Saturday, August 20 at the Mozilla headquarters in beautiful downtown Vancouver.

HackDays are fantastic events, and at HackVAN, just $10 gets you get a full day’s worth of hacking, app-building, and hilarity. You’ll even be fed and provided with beer! If you’re a developer who loves to build things, this event is a must.

A number of great companies have lined up to provide their APIs for you to use, like TinEye, FreshBooks (of course), Yellow Pages, ContextIO, Shopify and Twilio. Your mission is to build an all-new application using one or more of those APIs. You’ll have from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm to build your application — and if you’re looking for collaborators you might very well find some on the day. Folks come from all over to join these HackDays events, so you’ll get to meet like-minded hackers and even try working together.

There are prizes galore: a MacBook Air, an iPad2 and a Kindle 3G all await the best applications delivered at the end of the day. So come out, sign up, and hack your heart out!

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