Disrupt NYC 2016 - API Sponsor Details


Voice enable your project. Delight your audience with a completely new way to interact with your service. Customers don't need to use their hands or eyes, they only have to "ask" and it's at their command, often becoming a daily habit. Natural user interfaces, such as those based on speech, represent the next major disruption in computing. Alexa provides you with an opportunity to take advantage of the new form of interaction. The Alexa Skills Kit is a low-friction way to learn to build for voice. Create your first Alexa skill and add a valuable new "skill" to your developer toolkit. You can get a prototype up and running in under an hour.


Reach us on Twitter or slack at http://bit.ly/alexaquickstart


ArcGIS is the Location Platform for Apps. Quickly add geo using Esri's online services and SDKs. Develop in the API of your choice and deploy on any device. Sign-up for a free developer account at http://developers.arcgis.com using voucher, TCDISRUPT16, starting May 2 to gain access to ready-to-use content (points of interest, demographics etc), Geofencing (Geotrigger Service), Directions & routing, Spatial Analysis, Offline support, Visualization, Geocoding, Imagery, and more. Stop by Esri’s table during the event to learn more. We will have full stack developers’ onsite to support your hacks into the wee hours of the night!


startups@esri.com, @EsriStartups


Use Cisco Spark APIs to integrate and customize collaboration experiences. Add real-time communications to apps by using Tropo APIs. These open APIs are easy-to-use with access to 24/7 developer support, so you can build off of the platforms anytime from anywhere.

https://developer.ciscospark.com/ https://www.tropo.com/docs/

for Cisco Spark: devsupport@ciscospark.com
for Tropo: support@tropo.com


We are providing two different SDKs for the first commercial readily available hackable headphones (Everest 700) and the first glance-able speaker to market (Pulse 2). See additional instructions below:

Access both SDKs directly below:

Ready for some gear? One team member is required to register each person and join our slack community: http://bit.ly/harmantc16.

After registration, an auto-email will be sent to your email inviting you to our community and the #tcdisrupt-ny channel.

All documents, and links will be posted in the #tcdisrupt-ny channel that we'll use as an additional way to field questions and comments.

See our most recent developer news! http://bit.ly/harmanprtc16



Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s (HMH) Developer Portal includes API documentation, guidance, a sample app, blog posts and more. As the publisher of “The Lord of the Rings” by J.R.R. Tolkien, fictional Middle Earth classroom users serve as Demo Data for exploration in our sandbox.

Identity: A good starting point, Identity describes users’ roles and enrollments in our learning platforms.
Documents/ Tags: Efficiently locate, store and use their digital artifacts.
Tags: Organize by key words, subjects, or phrases.
Content: Samples of HMH’s award-winning content

HMH’s API program allows developers and ed tech companies to join us in a learning transformation, by creating opportunities for interoperability and improved UX for teachers, students, and parents. Come build with us!




IBM Watson is the world's leading cognitive computing platform. The Watson Developer Cloud offers a variety of services for building cognitive apps. With innovative APIs including everything from Cognitive Expansion to Concept Extraction, Personality Insights and the Alchemy API, Watson is ready to help you build a smarter planet.




-Office 365 Connectors

Conversations is the new platform for apps. Outlook keeps your team up to date by connecting apps like Trello, Twitter, Uservoice and more! Just post your content to a webhook URL using JSON, and it appears as a message in the Office 365 group inbox – automatically rendering as a beautiful card with actionable links & buttons. Connectors is available in Outlook on the web and Outlook 2016


-Office 365 Addins and REST APIs

Build custom experiences inside and outside of Office 365. Office 365 add-ins integrate easily into the Office client UI with customizable functionality using HTML and JavaScript. Connect to Office 365 data using the Microsoft Graph for a rich REST API surface to integrate files, calendar, mail, contacts, groups, notes and more. For ideas & inspiration, check out some of the Outlook, Word or Excel add-ins at store.office.com.




Together with our friends at Gestigon, we offer a unique combination: Carnival, a 3D gesture recognition API integrated into Unity for an immersive VR experience using the CardBoard VR headset and a pmd CamBoard pico flexx time of flight (TOF) camera, attached to the CardBoard. Experienced Unity developers will feel right at home with the Gestigon Carnival gesture recognition Unity Asset. Alternatively, if you want to dive deeper, you can use pmd’s Royale C++ API to directly access the pico flexx TOF camera’s depth images and point clouds, giving you full freedom to create full featured 3D applications from the ground up.




Twilio makes it easy to connect the people you care about using the languages and frameworks you already know and love. Whether it's sending and receiving SMS and phone calls, or adding video conferencing and internet chat to your apps, Twilio's got you covered with a set powerful APIs and dead simple documentation.




Free domain names for the hackathon projects(.TECH, .SPACE, .ONLINE, .SITE, .PRESS, .WEBSITE and .HOST)