Join Us At The Appium Mobile Testing Hackathon

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights by Alexander Scammon | April 29, 2013 12:00 pm

Here at Rackspace we are deeply committed to furthering the software development community. We love things like well-tested applications and vibrant open source projects.

One of the ways we engage in promoting a strong development community is with Hackathons. For the uninitiated, a hackathon is an event where developers get together and work on a particular technical subject for a defined period of time — usually with plentiful pizza and beer to grease the wheels of innovation. The outcome might be some amazing new tool or feature, or it could just be a good time with other like-minded people learning about the possibilities.

Next week we’re excited to host a hackathon with our friends at Sauce Labs[1] for their burgeoning mobile testing tool, Appium. Just like Selenium[2] has empowered developers to automate browser testing, Appium aims to implement the Webdriver protocol for native mobile applications. At Rackspace we’re particularly excited about the possibility of mobile testing with a familiar, open source DSL with a strong community already surrounding it.  You can find more information on the specifics of Appium on its site: http://appium.io[3].

Come and join the festivities! Whether you’re deeply familiar with Appium, Webdriver and automated testing, or just looking to get a leg up on using the tool, this is the place to be:

Appium Hackathon @ Rackspace with Sauce Labs[4]
Thursday, May 2, 2013 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. (PDT)
Rackspace SF Office
620 Folsom St. #100
San Francisco, CA 94107
RSVP Here![5]

This hackathon is open to anybody who wants to attend — just RSVP here at the Eventbrite page[6].

Endnotes:
  1. Sauce Labs: https://saucelabs.com/
  2. Selenium: http://docs.seleniumhq.org/
  3. http://appium.io: http://appium.io/
  4. Appium Hackathon @ Rackspace with Sauce Labs: http://appiumhackathon.eventbrite.com/
  5. RSVP Here!: http://appiumhackathon.eventbrite.com/
  6. RSVP here at the Eventbrite page: http://appiumhackathon.eventbrite.com/

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