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Factual Sponsoring Data in Sight & Web Mining Hack Day

We wanted to let you know about two cool hackathons Factual is co-sponsoring this weekend! First up is data in sight: making the transparent visual, a hands-on data visualization competition taking place in San Francisco on June 24-26. The competition is open to coders, programmers, scientists, and anyone else with a passion for bringing data to...

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,...

Factual Co-Sponsors DocuSign Hackathon

DocuSign, the market leader for electronic signature, is launching a hackathon for entrepreneurs, developers and systems integrators. Think you’ve got what it takes to build the next hot app using the DocuSign API? Then sign up for the DocuSign Hackathon, taking place May 14th-15th in San Francisco. Participating hackers will be asked to put their code...

Video Clips from Hackers and Founders Factual Hackathon

For those of you who couldn’t attend the Hackers & Founders / Factual hackathon last weekend, we thought we’d post a few choice clips of the weekend’s talks/events for your enjoyment. On Saturday, Pete Warden moderated a stellar panel that focused on local data. Among other things, the panelists discussed what applications they’d like to see developed...

IndexTank / Factual Contest Results!

The wait is over, thanks to all who participated and to Factual for co-sponsoring this contest. Without further ado, the winners: First place (iPad 2 + smart cover!) goes to Jason Wei with Nom Nom, an Android app. Source code available here. Nom Nom is a social version of Yelp – it allows users to tag...