HP Announces IDOL OnDemand Innovation Hackathon Series

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Sep 03, 2014

Coding meet-ups unleash developer creativity and power of IDOL OnDemand platform

Palo Alto, Calif., Sept. 3, 2014 – HP Software today unveiled the fall schedule for the IDOL OnDemand Innovation Hackathon Series, providing developers worldwide with opportunities to win prizes, build their personal brands, and discover the unique power of HP IDOL OnDemand.

HP IDOL OnDemand is a complete solution for bringing extensive data analytics to your app and for augmenting your Big Data solution using REST APIs. The platform leverages the advanced data processing engine from HP Autonomy by exposing dozens of capabilities for understanding and analyzing unstructured human information. Developers can use these APIs to create consumer and enterprise applications that harness the wealth of information in social media, video, images, free text, and more.

HP Software has hosted several hackathons over recent months. The response from the developer community has been overwhelmingly positive, with high turnout and engagement. Developers have created a wide variety of applications, ranging from face-recognition powered Nerf guns to sentiment analysis and conceptual search applications for SalesForce.com, Trip Advisor, and Amazon book reviews.

HP will continue the IDOL OnDemand Innovation Program by engaging in several in-person hackathons this fall:

IDOL OnDemand also continues to challenge best-of-breed developers and data scientists from the TopCoder community with the global online contest series posted on idolondemand.topcoder.com.

“IDOL OnDemand is the ideal platform for today’s developer looking to build amazing applications in the mobile, big data world,”  said Sean Hughes, chief IDOL OnDemand evangelist, HP. “The hackathons are terrific opportunities for developers to engage with their peers and the IDOL OnDemand platform, and are always a lot of fun too.”

IDOL OnDemand is also sponsoring the TopCoder Get Started with Swift  challenge series, a 30-day online competition with $20,000 in prizes. Developers will use the IDOL OnDemand APIs to build the next generation of applications to create incredible user experience by tapping into the unstructured and hard to get data from human information that resides on a user’s phone.

To learn more about HP IDOL OnDemand, please visit idolondemand.com, follow on Twitter, and join the HP IDOL OnDemand Developers group on LinkedIn.

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