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: http://appium.io.
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:
This hackathon is open to anybody who wants to attend — just RSVP here at the Eventbrite page.