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Evernote and Deutsche Telekom hackathon sends Berlin developers to Silicon Valley Written by Nina Fowler on 8. April 2013


Another weekend, another hackathon in Berlin – this one with an international twist, as Evernote and Deutsche Telekom teamed up to host two days of coding, pizza and workshops for some of the city’s brightest developers.

The event followed Evernote’s major bundling and new feature deal with Deutsche Telekom and Evernote CEO Phil Libin’s visit to Berlin to cement the partnership. It also marked the opening of Deutsche Telekom’s new partnering office space in Berlin.

With Evernote now at 50 million users, the company is rapidly expanding its platform status – acquisitions and internal development have led to new tools for sketches, handwriting, contact books, flashcards and recipes as well as thousands of third-party apps drawing on its API.

The Evernote development and support team were out in force for the weekend in Berlin, with San Francisco-based designer Adam Glynn Finnegan and senior developer Chris Traganos among those giving specialist presentations and workshops.

After a weekend of work and following the pitch presentations last night, the winners are out: Sebastian Küpers and Ivo Hanke won a trip to the Evernote Conference in San Francisco for Context Booster, a tool to pull related data from Wikipedia and a range of other potential sources into Evernote when needed.

robot overlord

The other winning hacks included:

S.O. Call – a notification and conference call tool for Facebook community managers, using Deutsche Telekom’s Tropo API
Ledge – a social network for public Evernote notes and notebooks (pictured above)
Lock.It – encryption tool to make it secure to save passwords in Evernote
Crewbee – a listing and collaboration platform for local DIY projects
Robot Overlord – “the Furby of the mobile internet era” (also pictured above)
Hintr – a supplementary app to gather highlights from Evernote
EasyChef – a recipe and shopping list mashup (built by members of Kinderfee and Fruux), designed specifically to include both those with smartphones and those without

Other major events coming up for developers in Berlin include Droidcon, tonight’s Deutsche Telekom TopApps Developer Night and June’s photo hackathon.

Image credit:
Lasse Clausen


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