•   almost 6 years ago

William Hill APIs - build something cool, win a trip around the world. Easy, right?

Hi everyone!

We're making our full suite of APIs available to you all this weekend, and really looking forward to seeing what you are all able to build using them.

Our API suite is the same one that our expert in-house team of developers are using to build creative, industry-changing products. The things we've built range from the experimental and new, through to the less-exciting but important. For example:

- Real-time, virtual-reality horse racing: http://www.williamhillplc.com/focusing-on-technology/get-in-the-race/
- Apple Watch apps: http://www.williamhillplc.com/media/newsroom/corporate-news/2015/william-hill-takes-first-bite-of-the-new-apple/
- A new web platform: (no link here, it's just the William Hill website!)

But there's so much more that can be done with them, and we reckon you are the very people who have the ideas to build something really unique.

You can find the details of 6 of our APIs here: https://developer.williamhill.com/api

Whilst we'll be making a further FIVE APIs available for the weekend, the first time they've ever been used outside of the William Hill offices! I'll reveal the full details of these shortly, so you have all the information you need to think about your projects before the event.

What's in it for you, you might be asking. Well we've called upon our contacts across the world to offer a package we're calling William Hill's Ultimate Sporting World Tour. You'll be flown across the world, taking in Australia, Las Vegas, and Spain. You'll receive the full VIP treatment at the football in Madrid, soak up a weekend of seasonal sport in Sydney, and take in the lights of Vegas as you hit the strips for a weekend at the casinos.

Along the way we'll make workspaces available at every location across the globe, so those of you that are keen on getting some work-related experience are catered for as well.

Oh! We've also got lots of potential career opportunities that the winners will be able to choose from, should they wish. So that trip to Spain could last a lot longer than you expected.

The total prize package has been produced by leveraging our contacts around the world, and should prove enjoyable for even those of you who aren't sports fans.

==Access==
Head over to our stand (we're at the back!) and we can supply a USB key with access keys and secret keys to get you up and running on our API. We'll also throw in test accounts that are pre-loaded with credit, as what use is a gaming and gambling API without stake credit?

==Resources==
We have a wealth of resources available to help you out across the weekend.

- 24 hour Twitter support. As well as asking the staff at our stand, you can also direct any technical questions you have during the hackathon to our Twitter support team. Find them at @WHLabs
- A dedicated Developer portal with full technical details and documentation for our API suite: developer.williamhill.com
- A host of best practice information, as well as glossaries and guide to betting terminology: https://developer.williamhill.com/knowledge-base

I, and the team, will be on DevPost every day until the Hackathon ends, so ask any questions below and we'll be happy to respond.

See you all Saturday!

  • 3 comments

  •   •   almost 6 years ago

    Hi, just wondering if there are and conditions for the travel prize? Like max number of people and dates?

    Thanks!

  •   •   almost 6 years ago

    Hey Elston, no we can discuss the winner's needs after the event and be flexible!

    No limit on numbers, beyond the Hackathon's own 5 person limit

  •   •   almost 6 years ago

    If you want to take part, head on over to our stand and pick up a USB stick. These come pre-loaded with access keys, secret keys and test accounts (with pre-loaded credit) to really get the most out of your hack.

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