This year, Rakuten Tech Conference will include a Hackathon led by a small army of Rakuten employees. Newly launched Rakuten RapidAPI platform and its APIs are used to build transformative applications.
Participants will be tasked with solving an issue or innovating a business by using a Rakuten technology or API and combining/integrating it with a non-Rakuten technology or API. Through using the latest API technology, we hope to see the development lifecycle be accelerated for all participants.
Date: October 20th, 21st, 24th, 26th and 27th 2018
Venue: Rakuten Crimson House 4F and 16F
Theme: Rakuten Tech x Non-Rakuten Tech
Participants: 120-200 participants (4-6+ persons per team)
* Recognizing the philosophy of hackathons Rakuten will not assert rights of outcome by participating teams to the hackathon to be owned by Rakuten. The participating teams will own the Intellectual Property for their own project. However, Rakuten may discuss purchasing IP with teams separately if the outcomes are of business value.
* For the prize winning teams, we will try our best to ensure the prizes are shared amongst the winning team members equally.