Uber calls for entries for its first ever hackathon in India

Uber, the on-demand technology platform that has transformed the way people move around in cities, is excited to kick off the year with a first-of-its-kind invitation-only hackathon in India! Set to take place in Bengaluru on 12th January and in Delhi on15th January, this developer-focused event will include everything from a preview of what’s ahead in 2016, insights from Uber’s API team and vision for the API in India.

As part of the hackathon, Uber is opening up seats for 10 developers and giving them the opportunity to compete amongst some of the leading startups and tech companies of India by building a prototype integrating Uber with their app. That’s right, developers get the opportunity to create a new app, right there at the venue!

"We're excited to meet with the developers and engineering teams of some of the best startups and tech companies in India. We look forward to the ideas that are going to come out of this one-of-a-kind hackathon." -Dmitry Shevelenko, Head of Business, Uber Developer Platform.

Saad Ahmed, Business Development Lead, Uber India, said, “About a year ago we announced our first API integration in India with Zomato and since then, it’s been great to see how far the Uber API and developer community has come. Startups and companies from all verticals have integrated the Uber API in order to provide a seamless experience to their users. The goal of the Uber API is to empower the developer community to build moving experiences and we have been blown away by the creativity and ambition of India’s vibrant and rich developer community.”

Developers interested to code at the hackathon can fill out this form, and tell us how they plan on integrating the Uber API with their app in an interesting way.  If selected, Uber will reach out to you with more details.

In addition, members of Uber API team will be on hand for real-time support and Q&A. At the end of the day, developers will have the chance to privately demo their prototype to the Uber team or present to all attendees. If selected, the developers could be eligible to win a $500 Uber credit prize and a bag full of Uber swag!  

The last date to send entries is the midnight of 9th January, 2016

So what are you waiting for? Be the rockstars of the Indian developer community!

For more info: https://newsroom.uber.com/india/hackathon/

About Uber

Uber is evolving the way the world moves. By seamlessly connecting riders to drivers through its platform, Uber makes cities more accessible, opening up more possibilities for riders and more business opportunities for drivers. From Uber's founding in 2009 to its launches in over 360 cities in 67 countries today, Uber's rapidly expanding global presence continues to bring people and their cities closer. Today, the service is available in 26 Indian cities -- more than in any other country outside the United States.uber.com