“We’re very excited to partner with Uber and get more developers building innovative apps using the Uber API. Uber has a strong reputation of hiring best-in-class software engineers, which is why we’re excited to have the team at Uber work with our students to make our program that much better.”
—Harsh Patel, Co-Founder and CEO of MakerSquare
As we move forward together, we’re excited to see how students take advantage of the custom Uber API sprints, the different events that we collaborate on, and the mentorship opportunities together.
Giving back one video at a time
Similar to Uber, MakerSquare is heavily involved with giving back to the developer community. In the last year, the team has hosted training sessions during Ruby conferences, sponsored several JS events, and even created their own video tutorials online for the public. Together with MakerSquare, we want to help continue this effort by working with the students to create videos that will help aspiring developers get started with APIs. In true Uber fashion, we want to to spice it up a bit by letting the students go head to head against each other in a video competition. During this challenge students will be critiqued on their videos based on creativity, effective use of the API, and effective use of delivery. We look forward to seeing what the students build and the creativity that they will bring to the table.