Piictu is thrilled to co-sponsor New York’s second Photo Hack Day. The event challenges hackers and designers to use a bunch of photo API’s, mobile platforms, and their own imaginations to make totally new photo apps.
In less than 24 hours of course!
Last summer, we co-sponsored the first Photo Hack Day and we’re thrilled to see 400 participants play with over 30 APIs. This February 25th - 26th, we hope to see even more attendees take advantage of new technology and better prizes. We’re stepping up our sponsorship, and offering hackers the chance to play parts of our totally new API.
So come join Aviary, Nokia, and the best of New York’s photo-hacking community for this awesome event. It’s free to register and the festivities are all based at General Assembly north of Union Square. Just don’t forget to say hi to the Piictu team while you’re there.
On Wednesday, Piictu joined the Internet and the New York tech community in protesting the proposed SOPA and PIPA legislation. In just a few hours, nearly 100 users posted blank black images on the “Blackout against #SOPA" stream to show their opposition to the bill.
Other users shared screenshots of popular websites that were participating in the general “Internet Strike.”
Here in New York, members of Team Piictu joined the New York Tech Meetup's emergency protest in Midtown. We were joined by hundreds of fellow start-ups, tech companies, and software engineering firms that believe the current Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA) damage the net far more than they fix it.
We were proud to see the Piictu community rally against these bills and hope that the buzz of January 18th helps Congress realize they need to work with, rather than against the tech industry.