Earlier this year MakerBot released the Customizer App allowing Thingiverse users to upload 3D designs that can be customised by other users. Following positive take-up, the teams at MakerBot and Thingiverse are launching a two-day Hackathon — the first of it’s kind and slated to happen annually — where anyone can join in and share ideas and meet other like-minded developers interested in developing their own App with the Thingiverse API.
The organizers are keen to invite the great and the good in New York and beyond to develop the potential of their already large-scale 3D repository and take it to the next level – with your App. The weekend will be catered with energy drinks and food, and naturally you will be able to get a 3D printing fix with the latest MakerBot Replicator® 2 Desktop 3D Printers.
The MakeBot and Thingiverse teams will be presenting their latest and greatest ideas and you will also be granted a tour of the new Downtown Brooklyn offices. To top it off, at the end of the weekend all entries will have a chance to win prizes, they will be judged by Justin Day, CTO; Tony Buser, Lead Web Engineer; Joey Neal, Thingiverse Evangelist; and the inimitable Bre Pettis, Makerbot’s CEO.
The event will take place across the weekend of April 6–7th, 2013 starting at 10:00 am on the Saturday and running until 6:00 pm on the Sunday. Click here to see the full event details and to get signed up.
The intention is a win-win-win event where participants can up their profile, contact network and knowledge base, Makerbot & Thingiverse continue to expand and Thingiverse members will have access to new and improved designs.