Latin America’s entrepreneurial ecosystem is strengthened not only with the creation of innovative digital products but also when the region’s talent takes part in international competitions.
Entrepreneurs and developers will soon have a chance to do just that in the Evernote Devcup, an annual contest for software developers and designers to build products for Evernote’s API. Last year, over 2,000 participants developed hundreds of applications for the competition, the winners receiving over US$100,000 in prizes.
Two Brazilian projects made the finals of the 2012 edition of the Evernote Devcup. This year, the hope is that more Latin American representatives will take part and conceive products and services that integrate with the Evernote API.
To facilitate this objective, Evernote has organized a series of technical workshops, including three in Latin America. These events take place in dynamic environments in which local communities of entrepreneurs, engineers and developers meet and discover more about Evernote’s Cloud platform.
Chris Traganos and Mustafa Furniturewala, both experts in Evernote engineering and design, led the Bogota edition of the workshop. Forty people participated in the event, which was held at Wayra’s Colombian headquarters.
In this year’s Evernote Devcup, a number of prizes are up for grabs. Twelve winning projects (divided into specific categories) will be announced in August and invited to attend the Evernote Conference in San Francisco. Six finalists will then be announced an awarded an all-expenses paid trip to pitch at the conference, when the conference audience will vote to determine the winning products. The top three will be awarded cash prizes of US$20,000, US$10,000 and US$5,000, respectively.
Those interested in participating are advised to take a look at last year’s Evernote Devcup projects here and check out the Evernote Trunk as well. Developers are also invited to participate in the Evernote Devcup discussion forum to explore ideas and form teams.
Developers and designers have until June 28th to present proposals. Find out more here.
And in the meantime, get a look at what happened at Evernote’s Colombia workshop: