We’re always eager to spotlight a cool implementation of Factual – especially when it empowers a community with better information. Earlier this week, SupportGroups.Com launched a support groups directory powered by Factual data. The directory provides over 12,000 listings on several categories of support groups (Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Gamblers Anonymous, Sex Addicts Anonymous), and helps people find meeting locations by state, city, and neighborhood. What’s more, the site allows people to go back to the original support groups database on Factual and edit/add to the database. “Our ultimate goal,” writes Vic Belonogoff of SupportGroups.com, “is to bring the community the most comprehensive and most accurate Support Groups meeting directory on the web.”
Last night, we hosted our first Developer Night here at the Factual headquarters in Los Angeles. The evening consisted of pizza (and lots of it), followed by presentations from Bill Michels (VP Developer Platform) and Factual engineers Boris Shimanovsky and Jeff Su. They went into the specifics of Factual’s API, as well as our open source project JS2, then fielded questions from the audience.
The software team at Factual relies heavily on the outstanding work of the open source software community, and we’re always looking for opportunities to return the favor by donating our engineering time and effort.
On Monday, December 14th, Factual will be hosting our first Developer Night at our headquarters in Los Angeles, CA. This will be a great opportunity for developers to learn more about our platform for open structured data, as well as meet several members of the Factual team. We’ll provide an overview of our API, including some soon-to-be-released advanced functionality. Our team of engineers and open data enthusiasts will be happy to answer your questions. So don’t be shy (not that developers ever are). Oh, and there will be pizza :).