|By Mark O'Neill||
|November 7, 2015 11:19 AM EST||
"...developers will have access to UniCredit API infrastructure, loaded on an external playground with fake data, and API management solutions sponsored by Axway" http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20151103007061/en/Axway-Supports-%E2%80%9CAppathon-2015-UniCredit%E2%80%9CIn this way, developers have a sandbox of mocked-up data to develop apps against APIs.
Of course, prizes and free "API First" t-shirts are also a part of any hackathon! And it's also great to see the Axway red ball up in lights with the UniCredit red ball the big kick-off today:
My colleague Luigi Ferrari has shared photos of the Appathon in action:
New ideas with team passion at @Appathon @Unicredit for #digitalbanking #innovation @axway #apifirst pic.twitter.com/t9cfUCXJaQ— Luigi Ferrari (@LuigiFerrari_i) November 7, 2015
I had the pleasure of visiting UniCredit in Milan earlier this year, and I was very impressed with their vision for their APIs. UniCredit includes developers as a central part of this vision. Even before their APIs are out of beta, they have engaged developers using sandboxed APIs in their Appathon hackathon. The Appathon then becomes an important part of sourcing ideas for the future direction of their APIs, because the apps coming from the Appathon feed innovation into future versions of the APIs. It's a great example of continuous innovation, as the UniCredit slide below, presented at the Appathon today, shows:
Best of luck to all the participants!
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