This article was published on May 4, 2016

Developers: our Hack Battle partners are awesome

Developers: our Hack Battle partners are awesome
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Brian is a Junior Marketer on The Next Web’s Events team. He writes articles and social media posts for our conferences, plus other text-rel Brian is a Junior Marketer on The Next Web’s Events team. He writes articles and social media posts for our conferences, plus other text-related bits and bobs.

A while back, we announced that the TNW Hack Battle is back, better than ever. And we weren’t kidding: on May 25-26, we’re once again bringing together the best developers, designers and digital creatives from around the world to build some amazing hacks. Get ready for 36 intense hours of hacking, networking and fun! You can still sign up now by completing this application form.

This year it’s all about connected products

The upcoming Hack Battle is all about the Internet of Things (IOT). Thanks to our hardware partners, you’ll be able to play around with a variety of connected products and use them in your project. Take apart, tweak and reassemble to your heart’s desire!

This year, we’re blessed with Amazon Web Services as our co-host. AWS is a collection of cloud computing services that make up the on-demand computing platform offered by In addition, we’ve managed to secure the following amazing API and Hardware partners:


CM Telecom is the world’s leading Text Message Service and Mobile Payments Provider, offering reliable high-quality mobile services: eg SMS Gateway, API, and mobile marketing.


Deezer lets you listen to your music wherever and whenever you want. Explore over 40 million tracks on your computer, tablet, or phone. Keep all your music in one place, and take your entire library with you everywhere.


Everyone loves good food, but sometimes you want to save time, money or effort so you can enjoy other things. For these moments there is Joylent. Joylent is a powder that you add to water to make a meal that has all the nutrients you need.


Want your own piece of internet real estate? Need an online home for that brilliant blog or budding business idea? Look no further than .ME — the most personal domain name available!


The Things Network crowdsourced a complete city-wide Internet of Things data network with the people of Amsterdam in six weeks, using a new technology named LoraWAN™. Now they’re launching a global campaign to repeat this in every city in the world.


With Todoist you can manage tasks and projects anywhere. At home. At school. At work. Online. Offline. And across 10+ platforms.

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Toon® API – Creating tomorrow’s Smart Homes. Smart thermostat platform, Toon® just opened up its API on Toon is now accessible to developers, designers, startups, corporates and universities to re-imagine smart home and energy solutions. With this community, Toon wants to build the best smart home apps around, serving its ¼ million (and counting) households of Eneco’s Toon.

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Uber is not just an app, it’s changing the way that people and things move in over 70 countries across the world. The goal of the Uber API is to empower the developer community to build moving experiences and they’re very excited to join TNW Hack Battle in Amsterdam! If you have a passion to help people and have an innovative idea that you’d like to explore, join them!


Yay Images offers a flexible and creative solution to your stock photo needs – image streaming or subscription plans from as low as $9.90.

➤  Excited already? Then sign up now by completing this application form!

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