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Hackers and Founders Factual Hackathon Re-Cap

This past weekend, Factual hosted a terrific open data hackathon at the Hacker Dojo in partnership with Hackers & Founders. For two days, a number of developers worked around the clock, either individually or in teams, to build applications using Factual data. (Occasionally taking breaks to partake of the free food and beer.) At the end...

DonorsChoose.org Launches Education Hackathon

We wanted to let you know about an exciting and inspiring contest for developers and data nerds! DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that allows anyone to help out teachers and schools in need. Since it started ten years ago, DonorsChoose.org has raised over $80,000,000 and helped hundreds of thousands of teachers nationwide. DonorsChoose.org recently launched “Hacking...

Factual to Sponsor Hackers and Founders Hackathon

On April 22-23, Factual will be sponsoring a ‘Hackers and Founders Hackathon’ at the Hacker Dojo in Mountain View, California. The event will consist of coding sessions, along with two structured talks/panel discussions focused on Local Data and Big Data. We’re excited that some pretty major players in the tech and business worlds will be participating....

Contest Time! Build an App with IndexTank and Factual

It's time for our new contest. The theme for this one is: local businesses! By hacking up an application that uses both IndexTank real-time custom search API and Factual's dataset of 14M US businesses. You could win: A new iPad 2 + Smart Cover (1st place) A Parrot Quadcopter Air Drone (2nd place) Check out the...

Data Testing Challenge

Testing code is hard, but testing data is even harder. When writing code, you’d like to be able to test the “happy path”, error conditions, throughput, thread-safety, fault-tolerance, etc. Back in the real world, however, you find yourself delighted when the code you’re working with has even a single test. The silver lining is that code...