Join Us At The Appium Mobile Testing Hackathon

Here at Rackspace we are deeply committed to furthering the software development community. We love things like well-tested applications and vibrant open source projects.

One of the ways we engage in promoting a strong development community is with Hackathons. For the uninitiated, a hackathon is an event where developers get together and work on a particular technical subject for a defined period of time — usually with plentiful pizza and beer to grease the wheels of innovation. The outcome might be some amazing new tool or feature, or it could just be a good time with other like-minded people learning about the possibilities.

Next week we’re excited to host a hackathon with our friends at Sauce Labs for their burgeoning mobile testing tool, Appium. Just like Selenium has empowered developers to automate browser testing, Appium aims to implement the Webdriver protocol for native mobile applications. At Rackspace we’re particularly excited about the possibility of mobile testing with a familiar, open source DSL with a strong community already surrounding it.  You can find more information on the specifics of Appium on its site:

Come and join the festivities! Whether you’re deeply familiar with Appium, Webdriver and automated testing, or just looking to get a leg up on using the tool, this is the place to be:

Appium Hackathon @ Rackspace with Sauce Labs
Thursday, May 2, 2013 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. (PDT)
Rackspace SF Office
620 Folsom St. #100
San Francisco, CA 94107
RSVP Here!

This hackathon is open to anybody who wants to attend — just RSVP here at the Eventbrite page.

For the past 15 or so years, Alex has been gently guiding companies towards better testing and better development practices. What normally begins as an innocent desire to write a few tests usually ends up as a huge, skyscraper-sized robot that automates the testing, deployment and monitoring of all the code everywhere, and also cooks a mean three-egg omelet.


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