Who Knew: Companies Listen When 10,000 Developers Say They Want an API

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Well, that may be a bit of a stretch. But when local developer John Britton posted this request on the LinkedIn developer forums to centralize the developer demand for a company search API, the thread got 50 comments and more than 10,000 views. And although it wasn’t the first time someone had complained about the lack of a company search function, this time LinkedIn added the feature less than two months after Mr. Britton’s request on April 17: Read More

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The Grueling Schedule of a Weekend Hackathon

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Developer John Britton hosted about a dozen guests last weekend at his Brooklyn apartment, the site of the official Peer 2 Peer University hackathon, NYC edition. Guests traveled from New Orleans, Boston, Canada, South Africa and elsewhere to participate in a grueling schedule of coding, talking and planning the next iteration of Read More