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Factual to Participate in HAPI Hack Weekend

Looking for something to do this weekend? Factual is participating in HAPI Hack Weekend, a hackathon focused on building innovative applications using APIs. The 3-day event will take place at TokBox’s HQs in San Francisco from Friday, June 10th to Sunday, June 12th. The event brings together designers and developers for a chance to win prizes, meet reps from leading tech companies, and, of course, build some really cool apps.

On Friday, attendees will hear presentations from participating companies about their APIs and how to use them. They will then have the chance to form teams, and spend the rest of the weekend building apps using the API(s) of their choice. Each of the participating companies will award a prize for the best app that uses their API. Winners will be announced at the end of the hackathon on Sunday.

For our part, Factual is offering $500 for the best app that uses our API.

The other participating companies include TokBox, Foursquare, Twilio, Mashery, Box, Developer Genability, and Paypal.

Here are the main event details:

HAPI Hack Weekend
June 10-12, 2011
TokBox Office
115 Stillman Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

For a more detailed schedule, or to sign up for the event, go here.

So join us for a fun weekend of networking, socializing, and hacking. Think you’ve got skills? Come out and show us what you’ve got! Who knows – you might go home $500 richer.

Grant Nestor
Community Manager