We’re announcing another hackathon partnership. Rakuten RapidAPI will be bringing our API Marketplace to power JunctionX Seoul 2020 from October 9th. This will be our 3rd hackathon in South Korea. We couldn’t be more excited given the amazing experience we had in 2019.
APIs give participants a competitive edge in hackathons. Making full use of Rakuten RapidAPI can be the difference between finalists and winners. By consolidating a large number of APIs into a single platform and doing all the hard integration work, our API Marketplace lets developers find, test, and seamlessly integrate.
JunctionX Seoul Hackathon
JunctionX Seoul is an event where developers, designers, or talents of any field can compete in diverse teams in order to build and present their revolutionary ideas. International hackers from different backgrounds form teams to work on cutting edge technologies and to solve real business problems coming straight from the business world.
It will be held from Oct 9th to 11th, but this year due to the pandemic it will be held online. 300 participants are expected at this event to solve challenges from diverse fields. The overall theme of JunctionX Seoul 2020 is focused on how we can solve the COVID-19 related issues. The main keyword is ‘interaction.’ Since the world had to stay away from each other, and the event will be held online, JunctionX Seoul organizers are aiming to organize an interactive online event.
We’ve got a full set of Rakuten RapidAPI perks that participants will receive:
- API Credits: Participants will receive coupon credits to offset out-of-pocket costs for consuming services on Rakuten RapidAPI.
- Dedicated API Collection: We’ve created this curated selection of APIs to fit in with the event theme.
- Technical Mentorship: Rakuten RapidAPI team will provide technical assistance via Slack and Zoom video conference, and the mentoring hour will be held on 10th October(Sat), from 15:00~18:00PM(KST). Looking for an API for your use case? Having trouble with technical integration? We’ll help you with it all.
Winner promotion: Winning teams stand a chance to be featured in their dedicated blog post as part of our <Developer Showcase/> series. All you need to qualify is to use at least 3 APIs from Rakuten RapidAPI.