API Directory

The MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab is focused on fundamental research with the goal of unlocking the potential of artificial intelligence (AI). The Lab was founded in September of 2017 with a $240m, 10 year investment from IBM to create one of the largest industry-univeristy collaborations on AI. The Lab brings together top researchers from MIT and IBM to create radically new software and hardware that pushes the frontiers of AI.

API Description: Learn how to use IBM Cloud, and API's to participate in IBM sponsored Call for Code

We’re a technology company dedicated exclusively to the global travel industry. We believe that certain clear values need to unite us all and set out how we behave. Our values are customers first, working together, taking responsibility, aiming for excellence. We are committed to working with our customers and partners to shape the future of travel.

API Description: Access to our travel, flights, and hotels api!

Etsy is the global marketplace for unique and creative goods. Within our markets, millions of people around the world connect, both online and offline, to make, sell and buy unique goods. We also offer a wide range of Seller Services and tools that help creative entrepreneurs start, manage and scale their businesses. Our mission is to Keep Commerce Human. People make Etsy possible. We provide a meaningful space for sellers to turn their creative passions into opportunity.

Giphy is an online database and search engine that allows users to search for and share short looping videos with no sound, that resemble animated GIF files.

API Description: GIPHY's GIF library is the largest in the world and includes millions of original GIFs directly from the world's best content partners, original GIF artists, as well as the best GIFs from across the entire internet. GIPHY's APIs make it dead simple for developers to incorporate this vast library right inside of their apps to deliver highly interactive content that is proven to increase daily engagement across all types of apps; messaging, chat, dating, creation, community, and more.

Google has a ton of innovative products like the Google Home, Waymo, and Google Photos - these all rely on Google's highly scalable and reliable computing infrastructure. With Google Cloud Platform, we share this computing power with you as a developer so you can build great applications using our suite of developer products. Check out App Engine (deploying web apps), Firebase (mobile development platform featuring the realtime database), databases (like MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Datastore), and our Machine Learning APIs (Vision, Speech, Natural Language, Translate, and Video Intelligence). Come to the Google table for $50 free credit coupons and help getting started!

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RBC Capital Markets is recognized by the most significant corporations, institutional investors, asset managers, private equity firms, and governments around the globe as an innovative, trusted partner with an in-depth expertise in capital markets, banking, and finance. We are part of Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), a leading, diversified provider of financial services and one of the strongest banks globally. We are pleased to support HackMIT 2018 and the next generation of leaders in technology!

Stellar Development Foundation (SDF), also known as Stellar.org, is a non-profit founded in 2014 whose mission is to promote global financial access, literacy, and inclusion across the globe. SDF accomplishes this by expanding worldwide access to low-cost financial services through the development and maintenance of technology and partnerships, primarily the Stellar Network and the Stellar Consensus Protocol.

We are a global institutional investment firm, striving to deliver consistent, uncorrelated, absolute returns in all market environments by fostering a collaborative culture of research and innovation. BAM exists at the intersection of finance & technology, combining the deep industry knowledge of leading portfolio managers, analysts, software engineers, & quantitative researchers. We leverage our teams' expertise to seek out investment opportunities & provide superior service to our investors.

BNP Paribas is a leading bank in Europe with an international reach. It has a presence in 73 countries, with more than 196,000 employees. BNP Paribas has built a strong and diversified presence in the United States to support its client base. The bank employs over 16,000 people and has had a presence in the USA since the late 1800s.

API Description: https://github.com/tristan-ka/HackMIT-BNP-Sandbox

Headquartered in New York City, the D. E. Shaw group is a global investment and technology development firm, founded in 1988, with offices around the world. While we’re known as a pioneer in quantitative investing, we also have considerable expertise in areas that involve fundamental analysis or portfolio manager discretion. Our firm has earned an international reputation for successful investing based on innovation, careful risk management, and the quality and depth of our research and staff.

Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities — we're just getting started.

API Description: We have many APIs to choose from! Please visit our products tab to choose which one you would like to use.

At Microsoft, our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. With Microsoft Azure you can build, deploy, and manage applications with a comprehensive set of cloud services designed for you. We can't wait to see you at HackMIT—where we'll be celebrating innovative tech projects with great prizes and swag. Start building the future now with access to 25+ free services on Azure and $100 in credit towards Azure paid services.

API Description: $100 free Azure credits for students + free services

Wayfair believes everyone should live in a home they love. Through technology and innovation, Wayfair makes it possible for shoppers to quickly and easily find exactly what they want from a selection of more than 10 million items across home furnishings, décor, home improvement, housewares and more. Committed to delighting its customers every step of the way, Wayfair is reinventing the way people shop for their homes – from product discovery to final delivery.

Arduino is an open-source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software. Arduino boards are able to read inputs - light on a sensor, a finger on a button, or a Twitter message - and turn it into an output - activating a motor, turning on an LED, publishing something online. You can tell your board what to do by sending a set of instructions to the microcontroller on the board. To do so you use the Arduino programming language, and the Arduino Software (IDE).

BookBub is one of the fastest-growing (and profitable!) consumer tech startups in Boston. Millions of readers use BookBub every day to find great books, and our service helps thousands of leading publishers and authors drive sales and find new fans. We're looking to expand our team to launch new consumer-facing book discovery features, marketing tools for authors and publishers, and other web and mobile products that address the digital transformation of the publishing industry.

Cockroach Labs is the company behind CockroachDB, an open source, scalable SQL database headquartered in New York City. CockroachDB is a distributed relational database that is scalable, survivable, and strongly consistent - hence the name. It combines the rich functionality of SQL with the horizontal scalability common to NoSQL offerings, and provides enterprise-grade disaster recovery. The company was founded in 2015 with a mission to Make Data Easy.

Kensho provides high-tech solutions to top financial institutions. Our 140 employee team leverages cutting edge machine learning, artificial intelligence, natural language processing, and data visualization techniques. In April 2018, Kensho was acquired by S&P Global in the biggest AI acquisition on record. Kensho operates independently, and employees benefit from working for an innovative startup while creating impact at a global scale. To apply to Kensho, please visit our Careers page.

API Description: Kensho Knowledge Graph API - Be the first ever (literally, we opened this up last week!) non-client (think bank, hedge fund, etc) user of the Kensho Knowledge Graph API. We provide years of data on events, companies, people and going ons of the world of finance + geopolitics. Whether you're looking for data on presidential speeches, missile launches, mergers, or product releases, we've got it! How to get access: 75cabbcbb13902d342ab56354f2f24830b4ca92b Is an API token good for 1 request/second, shared among all hackMIT. If you just want to experiment that should be good to start. If you want to use it in your project and need more reliable access, email [email protected] to get an API access token, which should give you 1 API call per second for just your team.

Newark element14 is a global high-service distributor of electronic products and solutions for engineers and makers at all stages of design. Order online at www.newark.com. element14 is our global community where over 500K engineers and makers can collaborate and share and access a wide range of products, education and ideas for their next project. Visit the community at www.element14.com.

Change the future of work. Rev builds speech technology to serve thousands of customers who rely on language to power their everyday work. Whether it's subtitles on a viral video or a transcript of your favorite podcast, we make content accessible to the world. Visit us at rev.com/careers to learn more about how you can combine language and technology.

API Description: RevSpeech is the worlds most accurate Speech to Text API.

Rigetti is building the world’s most powerful computers to help solve humanity’s greatest problems. We manufacture superconducting quantum processors and have developed full-stack solutions, including the Forest development environment, to deploy fully operational quantum computers. We are on our path to build a 128-Q quantum processing unit, which will be accessible through our next-gen platform, Quantum Cloud Services. QCS will be the most powerful platform for quantum-classical programming.

SenseTime is the world’s most highly valued artificial intelligence unicorn focused on computer vision and deep learning technologies. With the mission of leading AI innovation to power the future, it has independently developed a deep learning platform and supercomputing centers. SenseTime has launched a wide range of AI technologies including face recognition, video analysis, medical imaging, and autonomous driving. In doing so, it has become China’s largest AI algorithms provider.

Sourcegraph (https://sourcegraph.com) is a self-hosted code search and intelligence tool that helps your team code more productively. With Sourcegraph, developers can find code examples, view references/callers, locate definitions, etc., across all their code in seconds with just a few keystrokes. It works great with GitHub, GitLab, Bitbucket, and more.

API Description: The Sourcegraph API has two components: the GraphQL API and the Language Server Protocol Gateway (LSP Gateway). The GraphQL API supports queries like text and regexp code search, rich git metadata, dependency graph queries ("Which repositories use library X?"), and repository and user metadata. The LSP gateway uses the Language Server Protocol to provide Code Intelligence features like jump-to-definition, find-references, and auto-completion. Learn more about both at https://about.sourcegraph.com/docs/features/api.

Spell is an AI and Machine Learning cloud company. Our mission is to make AI and ML less mysterious and more accessible to anyone. At the heart of Spell is the Spell Cloud, a large supercomputing cluster designed to use a wide range of hardware to execute experiments and catalogue their results. We provide products that serve both individual developers and students using ML to learn and build, as well as companies using ML to bring more intelligence to their own products.

API Description: The Spell Python API allows you to programmatically interact with Spell from within a Python script or application. You can use it to do anything the Spell CLI can do, but with the added flexibility of automating the actions using simple Python code.

API Description: Plaid is an API for banking data - allowing developers to seamlessly integrate with the complex world of finance. Our clients include Venmo, Square Cash, Coinbase, Acorns, Robinhood, Abacus, Gusto, etc. - the list goes on! These apps, and many others, use Plaid to connect to their users' bank accounts, and pull real time transactions, check the balance of an account, get identity data associated with the account, and more! We are offering a $1000 cash prize for Best Use of Plaid API at HackMIT. Use Plaid to build an app that helps people invest better, manage their budget, make it easier for people to pay their bills, build an alternative authentication model using financial data, or whatever else you can think of!

API Description: Wolfram|One is the world's first fully cloud-desktop hybrid, integrated computation platform—the ideal entry point to using the full capabilities of the Wolfram technology stack.

Citadel is a leading investor in the world’s financial markets. For over a quarter of a century, we have sought to deliver market-leading investment returns to capital partners including corporate pensions, endowments, foundations, public institutions, and sovereign wealth funds. Our global team works to help our capital partners achieve their financial goals across a diverse range of investment strategies and markets.

DocuSign® is changing how business gets done by empowering more than 250,000 companies and more than 100 million users in 188 countries to send, sign and manage documents anytime, anywhere, on any device with trust and confidence. DocuSign replaces printing, faxing, scanning and overnighting paper documents to transact business. DocuSign enables organizations of every size, industry and geography to make every decision, approval, workflow and signature fully digital.

API Description: Integrate our secure, trusted eSignature API to sign documents, request signatures, and automate your forms and data. You can also perform multi-factor authentication, download sealed documents, and track status in real-time, all directly from your app or website.


After more than a century, our passion burns brighter than ever. We are pushing the possibilities to redefine the future of personal mobility. From vehicle electrification to self-driving cars, we are committed to delivering safer, simpler and more sustainable solutions for our customers and communities around the world. We believe in a future of zero crashes, zero emissions, and zero congestion and working towards that goal with technology and innovation.

API Description: Use vehicle signals, connected to the web through OnStar, and fully integrated into the display system of our vehicles to enable a new customer experience

Nasdaq (Nasdaq: NDAQ) is a leading global provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services. The company’s business segments touch every part of a business’s lifecycle. From blockchain to machine learning, Nasdaq incubates and applies emerging technology to meet customer needs.

Optum is the health services organization within UnitedHealth Group, a Fortune 5 company. Our mission is to make the health system work better for everyone, and we do this through technology and innovation.

Quora is a Q&A platform that empowers people to share and grow the world’s knowledge. We want to democratize access to knowledge of all kinds—from politics to painting, cooking to coding, etymology to experiences—so if someone out there knows something, anyone else can learn it.

QVC, Inc. engages millions of shoppers in a journey of discovery through an ever-changing collection of familiar brands and new products, from home and fashion to beauty, electronics and jewelry. QVC, Inc., is a wholly owned subsidiary of Qurate Retail, Inc., which includes QVC, HSN, zulily and more. Qurate Retail Group believes in a third way to shop -beyond ecommerce or brick-and-mortar stores - and is #1 in video commerce, #3 in ecommerce in North America and #3 in mobile commerce in the U.S.

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Handy APIs for MIT students to access internal MIT data.