Chair, Department of Chemical Physiology, The Scripps Research Institute; Co-director, Center for Physiological Proteomics, The Scripps Research Institute
Managing Partner at Pappas Ventures
Partner, Third Rock Ventures
Managing Director, Mercury Fund
Aviary, the photo-editing API platform for web and mobile, announces Photo Hack Day 3, July 14 and 15 at Dropbox headquarters in San Francisco, sponsored by Facebook. The free event will award over $10,000 in prize money and giveaways, and official partners include Facebook, Dropbox, Sincerely, Walgreens and Tumblr.
Aviary’s inaugural Photo Hack Day in August 2011 in New York, was the first image-centric hackathon, bringing together the brightest minds in photography, photo-editing, web design and computer science. In 24 hours, over 200 developers put together 43 hacks with APIs contributed from 25 companies. The top three winners had their apps showcased on the NASDAQ screen in Times Square.
Photo Hack Day II, hosted at General Assembly in New York, brought in over 250 developers, 30 APIs, the founders of reddit, Tumblr, and Cheezburger, Inc., and $10,000 in prizes— plus a livestream of a sister Photo Hack Day taking place simultaneously in Berlin.
Noted apps of the past have included:
PhotoBot — robotic photo analysis that provides suggestions for taking better pictures.
Synviary — a collaborative image editing platform.
HoneyBadger — a motion detector security system that enables your computer to know who’s looking at the screen.
For more information, interest in sponsorship, or if your company has a photo API that you would like developers to use during the event please contact PHD@aviary.com to learn more. For event registration, please visit http://www.photohackday.org/ or http://photohackday3.eventbrite.com/