Day 23: Amadeus Hack@1050
One of the more interesting events I went to was last weekend (the weekend of the 8th) - I went with a bunch of friends to Amadeus Hack@1050, a hackathon in Waltham hosted by Amadeus.
One of the requirements of the apps that we built at the hackathon was to use the Amadeus APIs. We ended up using two - one for flight information, one for car rental information. I haven’t had too much experience with APIs before, but after we got the first one working we were able to do the rest. It just required an AJAX call and using the JSON data in the callback function.
Although we didn’t win anything, I learned a lot about web development at this hackathon. I liked being the main backend developer and trying to solve the problems from a logic perspective, and I had a great time interacting with other developers and designers on my team.