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Silicon Beach Hackathon Developer Contest

We’re excited to announce that we will be sponsoring the Silicon Beach Hackathon, part of this year’s Silicon Beach Fest, a festival to celebrate everything that’s great and unique about the LA tech community.  As part of the event we will be holding a hackathon developer contest and will be awarding Free Accelerated Access to the Factual API for one year, plus $500 in Amazon Gift Cards to the Silicon Beach Hackathon team that makes best use of Factual’s APIs.

What: Silicon Beach Hackathon
When: June 21 – 23, 2012
Where: Cross Campus 820 Broadway, Santa Monica
More Details:

Contest Rules


  1. Team and team members must be registered participants at Silicon Beach HackathonJune 21 – 23, 2012
  2. Your project must make use of the Factual API.

The winning team will be awarded Free Accelerated Access to the Factual API for one year, plus $500 in Amazon gift cards to be shared among team members.

We will judge entries based on the following criteria

  • Creativity
  • Uniqueness
  • Usefulness
  • Design
  • Maturity of prototype (we will judge a functional prototype higher than a slide deck)

Got questions?  Check out our API docs.  Technical questions can be directed to our support page.

Getting Started with Factual

  1. Take a look at our Global Places Data
  2. Visit our developer docs and list of drivers and code examples to get acquainted with our API.
  3. Obtain a developer key and get hacking.