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Foxx Hackathon: Dive into ArangoDB Microservices | ArangoDB ’13

While the ArangoDB team is finishing the most wanted replication feature, there is another baby which needs our attention: Foxx.

Lucas, Jan, Frank and Michael have spread the word about Foxx and collected feedback from the community. Now it’s time for the next step: we will have our second FOXX hackathon on July 26th-28th in Cologne – and you are invited to join the party :-).

A quick reminder: FOXX is a nice, little Javascript application framework on top of ArangoDB. Using Foxx, the frontend application speaks through Foxx with ArangoDB. No Node.Js/Rails/Symfony/whatever backend is required. This is especially useful for creating APIs in no time in Single Page Applications (SPAs).

Who should attend?

  • You are a developer and you are interested in another approach to build frontend driven apps.
  • You have something in mind you would like to build with FOXX or you want to help us making FOXX better. Some topics we have in mind: authentication, ease of use, deploying apps.
  • People from the community told us that they want to try: Using ClojureScript’s new lightweight processes (not bound to threads) together with FOXX
  • You want to meet like-minded people and have fun
  • You can’t resist a challenge.
  • You don’t own an ArangoDB/Foxx T-Shirt yet. 😉

Some Javascript experience is required, but you don’t have to be an expert at all!

Time, Location, Food

The hackathon will take place in the triAGENS office in Cologne (Hohenstaufenring 43-45) from Friday evening (26/7/2013) to Sunday (28/7/2013).

If you can’t make it the whole weekend: no problem.

triAGENS will supply drinks & food, just grab your laptop and your preparations are done.


Ready to be FOXXed? Send a mail to hackers (a t) arangodb.com. See you at the Foxx Hackathon! 🙂

Frank Celler

Frank Celler

Frank is both entrepreneur and backend developer, developing mostly memory databases for two decades. He is the CTO and co-founder of ArangoDB. Try to challenge Frank asking him questions on C, C++ and MRuby. Besides Frank organizes Cologne’s NoSQL group & is an active member of NoSQL community.

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