HackMTL, a montreal version of hackdays, comes to Montreal next weekend. It’s a full-day hackathon open to programmers and companies who want to use various APIs. The featured API is Yellow Pages’s Yellow API, which has in its database hundreds of thousands of small businesses, as well as the associated addresses. There are other APIs as well, such as Context.io’s API which lets you integrate easily email functionality in your application. Like Yellow API, it’s not the first time that Context.io is engaging local developers, as they’ve been supporting past developer events.
Other APIs are cakemail, wajam, plus other canadian startups such as TinEye or Freshbooks.
As announced on the invitation page, you can win prizes for new applications, and of course, a good way to hone up your programming skills. It also allows startups and tech companies to get programmers using their services, in a friendly event.