Over the weekend of November 5th, American Express OPEN Forum hosted a best-in-class Hackathon in NY. It showcased that innovation and creativity can be put into action and actually ‘ship’. Not to mention, in only 24 hours time. To put it simply, I was blown away. After seeing the teams form organically on day one, to witnessing the rapid-fire elevator pitches and demos on day two, I realized the world of development has entered a new chapter. We are now in a Mashup culture, where the ingredients to your software are open APIs, and your imagination is the real-time blueprint.