Food + Tech Competition for the Developer Community Will Spotlight the Yummly API
San Francisco and Palo Alto, CA – April 5, 2013 –Yummly (www.yummly.com) the leading digital kitchen and recipe search platform, today announced that it will be a sponsor at FoodHackathon, a groundbreaking San Francisco event bringing together food entrepreneurs and tech leaders to build new products and tools to improve the food ecosystem. Yummly CEO and co-founder David Feller and Head of Mobile and Platform Brian Witlin will also serve as mentors at the event to provide guidance and ideas to participants.
“Yummly’s vision is to give food lovers the best tools they need, whether on the go or in the kitchen. FoodHackathon is a great event in which to connect with developers who share the same ideals and understand that food brings people together,” said David Feller, CEO and Founder of Yummly. “The opportunities for innovation and disruption in the food arena are vast, and this event gives creative minds a chance to cross-pollinate ideas that can make a difference for the greater food community.”
The event opens hot on the heels of the release of Yummly’s API Platform for food and recipes, which leverages algorithms, collaborative filtering and intelligent search to structure and analyze massive recipe data sets from across the open web.
“FoodHackathon is the first of its kind event empowering engineers and designers to build products and tools to innovate and improve the food ecosystem,” said Matthew Wise, FoodHackathon Cofounder. “Yummly is a leading edge example of a food startup that leverages data and user experience to empower consumers who are passionate about food. The Yummly API is a major step forward in bringing food and recipes into the modern era to make the digital kitchen a reality.”
Hackathon participants will have full access to the Yummly API during the event to build on Yummly’s cache of nearly 1B data points and whip up fresh, creative concepts and applications around Yummly’s predictive and semantic semantic search technology.
The event takes place April 6 – 7, 2013 at SOMA Central in San Francisco. Yummly will be joined by other sponsors, including Dave McClure (500 Startups), Danielle Gould (Food + Tech Connect/Forbes), Wade Roush (Xconomy) and representatives from the San Francisco Mayor’s Office, among others.
A special prize will be awarded to the team that comes up with the most innovative usage of the Yummly API.
Yummly’s mission is to create the ultimate digital kitchen platform. Headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley, Yummly is backed by Physic Ventures, Unilever Corporate Ventures, First Round Capital, Harrison Metal Capital, Intel Capital, and The Harvard Common Press. Its founding angel investors and advisory board include: Jeff Jordan (partner at Andreessen Horowitz), Bill Cobb (CEO, H&R Block), Justin LaFrance (StumbleUpon), Marcia Hooper and Brad O’Neill (CEO, TechValidate). For more information, visitYummly (http://www.yummly.com).
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