Smart Nation API coLAB

We heard from the industry and community that they wished all the APIs were in one place and they could do more with them. So we created a whole week of APIs with a series of learning and hands-on events from 15 to 21 March.


The Smart Nation API coLAB provided the opportunity to share use cases in a variety of sectors and offered easy access to more than 150 APIs from government and businesses in Singapore.

We found partners in startups, SMEs, innovation teams and they all came down to join us in creating the Smart Nation API coLAB, an exciting week of API-related activity. With the support of our Lead Partners, Accenture and Intel Mashery, we opened the gates of the API Economy to our participants.


Aside from developers and data scientists, we got to hear from business leaders and marketing professionals about their perspectives on digital business and the influence of APIs.

APIs

 

We’ve got over 100 APIs in total for you to play with at the coLAB. Here’s a sneak peak of just some of the APIs being made available (view the full list here):

Smart Living (health / fitness, energy, education etc)

• Intel Mashery • Samsung • Silverline Mobile • FitBit • Jawbone • Google • Microsoft • Evernote • and many more!

Transport, Travel & Places (transportation, travel, property, maps, etc.)

• Skyscanner • Wego • ESRI • PropertyAPI • YELP • FourSquare • UBER • and many more!

Fintech & Commerce (finance / banking, payments, e-commerce, retail, etc.)

• ViSenze • Braintree • TradeGecko • Whispir • Amazon • MasterCard • Magento • and many more!

Events

 

While attendance at the API LAB or API Nights is not compulsory for the API Hack Day, we highly recommend that you attend the API LAB event and any of the themed API Nights you’re interested in. All participants are expected to abide by UP Singapore’s Code of Conduct.

 

API LAB

Join us at the kick-off! We’ll start with the basics of APIs. Get an introduction to the API Economy and find out how you can use APIs to foster innovation, forge partnerships and open up new revenue streams.

Programme Outline

• Welcome • The API Economy by Trent Mayberry, Managing Director, Accenture Digital ASEAN • Unlocking business value through APIs by Rodney Chua, Senior Pre-Sales Consultant, Intel Mashery • Introduction to DEX API by Daryl Arnold, CEO, Newton Circus and Aung Myint Thein, Project Director, DEX • Intel Mashery / API technical workshop by Jason Cormier, Solutions & Business Development and Rodney Chua, Senior Pre-Sales Consultant from Intel Mashery • Networking and drinks

Date  Sunday, 15 March 2015

Time  3 – 6pm

Venue  237 South Bridge Road

Smart Living API Night

Learn about APIs in telco, health, fitness, entertainment, personal gadgets, etc from API owners. Hear about their case studies and some thoughts on how their APIs can be used. This is your chance to get up close to the speakers / organisations, connect with them and ask your questions.

Programme Outline

• Welcome • API Opportunities by Chiew Tse Eng, Accenture • Intel Mashery by Jason Cormier, Solutions & Business Development • Samsung and Smart Living by Nicholas Wodtke, Head of Media Solutions & Product Innovation and Nicholas Foo, Head of Developer Relations, Regional Developer Management, Content and Services at Samsung Asia • DEX / data.gov.sg / Singtel DataSpark by Aung Myint Thein, Project Director, DEX • National Library Board API by Kayes Lim, Project Manager • Ozonetel API • JamiQ API by Michael Lim, CTO • Amazon’s Elastic Transcoder API by Dhruv Parpia, Solutions Architect • Silverline by Naing Maw, Project Manager, Silverline

Date  Monday, 16 March 2015

Time  7 – 9pm

Venue  237 South Bridge Road

Intel Mashery API Masterclass

Experts from Intel Mashery will be giving intermediate API users a hands-on API Masterclass. This is one for those who really want to dive deep and pick up the know-how on API creation and management. Also, hear from Whispir on how they use Mashery API management tools to grow their business.

Programme Outline

• Welcome • Intel Mashery API creation and management by Jason Cormier, Product Evangelist and Rodney Chua, Senior Pre-Sales Consultant from Intel Mashery • Whispir case study by Jordan Walsh, Product Head, Whispir

Date  Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Time  7 – 9pm

Venue  237 South Bridge Road

Transport, Travel & Places API Night

Learn about APIs in transport, travel, property, locations / maps etc from API owners. Hear about their case studies and some thoughts on how their APIs can be used. This is your chance to get up close to the speakers / organisations, connect with them and ask your questions.

Programme Outline

• Welcome • API Opportunities by Santanu Dey, Accenture Digital • Intel Mashery by Jason Cormier, Solutions & Business Development • DEX & OneMap by Aung Myint Thein, Project Director, DEX • ArcGIS API by Anjusha Sandeep, Chief Technology Strategist, ESRI • Skyscanner API by Wong Li’er, Senior Business Developer for B2B • Property API by Mohd Sufiyan, Full Stack Developer • Graymatics API by Gregory Armshaw, Head of Application Strategy and Maitreya Vadlamani, Senior Software Engineer

Date  Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Time  7 – 9pm

Venue  237 South Bridge Road

Fintech & Commerce API Night

Learn about APIs in finance / payments, commerce, retail etc from API owners. Hear about their case studies and some thoughts on how their APIs can be used. This is your chance to get up close to the speakers / organisations, connect with them and ask your questions.

Programme Outline

• Welcome • API Opportunities by Accenture • Intel Mashery by Jason Cormier, Solutions & Business Development • DEX by Aung Myint Thein, Project Director, DEX • Whispir API by Jordan Walsh, Product Head • ConneXionsAsia by Rosaline Koo, Founder and CEO and Tan Sin Sin, Solution Architect • ViSenze API by Victor Goh, Business Development and Yu Lu, Software Engineer • Helion OS API by Edmund Quek, Director, Evangelism & Business Development, Hewlett-Packard • TradeGecko API by Bradley Priest, CTO & Co-Founder, TradeGecko • PayPal Braintree API by Alan Wong, Developer Advocate

Date  Thursday, 19 March 2015

Time  7 – 9pm

Venue  237 South Bridge Road

API Hack Day

Come and ‘play’ with the APIs! There will be plenty of support for the teams, with experts / mentors from our partners and API owners available throughout the day.

Programme Outline

• 9.00am – Breakfast, registration and welcome • 9.10am – API Economy & Opportunities by Accenture • 9.25am – Intel Mashery by Jason Cormier, Solutions & Business Development • 9.40am – Introduction to all API owners present at Hack Day • 9.50am – Team matchmaking • 10.00am – Mentor registration / hacking begins! • 10.30am – Consultations with mentors • 12.30pm – Lunch • 3.00pm – Consultations with mentors • 4.00pm – Submission of team form and tea time • 5.00pm – Check-ins with teams • 6.30pm – Team Presentations and party • 7.30pm – Party and judges’ Deliberations • 8.00pm – Winners Announced & Prizes • 8.20pm onwards – Party continues!

Date  Saturday, 21 March 2015

Time  9am to late

Venue  237 South Bridge Road

Mentors

Here are the mentors that will be present at the Hack Day from 10:30am-12:30pm:

Braintree / Paypal • Alan Wong, Developer Advocate

Visenze • Victor Goh, Business Development • Yu Lu, Software Engineer

PropertyAPI • Mohd Sufiyan, Full Stack Developer

HP (Helion OS API) • Edmund Quek

TradeGecko • Bradley Priest (10:30am-12:30pm) • Lachlan Priest (10:30am-12:30pm) • Mohammad Habbab (10:30am-12:30pm) • Gherry Harahap (3:00pm-5:00pm) • Philip Deazeta (3:00pm-5:00pm) • Sebastien Stettler (3:00pm-5:00pm)

Whispir • Jordan Walsh, Product Head

Ozonetel • Anurag Banerjee, Boardmember

 

Mentors from our partners, Accenture and Intel Mashery, will be available all day. They are:

• Santanu Dey, Accenture • Jason Cormier, Intel Mashery • Rodney Chua, Intel Mashery

The DEX team will be assisting with the DEX API, DataSpark, CXA, NLB, and other data.gov.sg APIs. So, look out for:

• Aung • Shantanu • Qifang

Ideas

 

Check out the winning ideas from the coLAB!

An all purpose smart assistant accessible through SMS

Chatty

Best in Show, Best use of Government Data, and Best use of Smart Living APIs

Kampong aggregates and performs cost analysis of the various transportation options in Singapore

Kampong

Kampong aggregates and performs cost analysis of the various transportation options in Singapore

A travel search engine that combines flight information with weather

S (Sherwyn)

Best use of Fintech and Commerce APIs

Statistics generator for Github profiles to allow for better matchmaking between employers and developers

Statocat

Best Use of Other APIs

Pied Piper built Aviato - a social trip advisor that uses machine learning and big data

Pied Piper

Best Student Team Presentation

Prizes

Best in Show

$2,000

Best in Show

Best Use of Smart Living API

$1,000

Best Use of Smart
Living API

Best Use of Travel API

$1,000

Best Use of Transport,
Travel & Places API

Best Use of Open Data

$1,000

Best Use of Fintech &
Commerce API

Best Use of Other APIs

$1,000

Best Use of Other APIs

Best Use of Government Data (API)

$750

Best Use of
Government Data (API)

Best Mash-up of Government & Private Data (API)

$750

Best Mash-up of Government
& Private Data (API)

Best Student Team Presentation

$500

Best Student
Team Presentation

More Prizes

 

More will be
announced!

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