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Factual Team Volunteers at CODEchella

While many LA locals were getting ready for Coachella, a few of our team members decided to head to the student coding event CODEchella. CODEchella is a unique learning competition organized by YouthBuild Charter, a competency-based dropout recovery charter school, where students are challenged to build an entire website for a local small business in just...

Hacking It Out: Factual At Pennapps

This past weekend, I had the privilege of returning to my alma mater, the University of Pennsylvania, for the tenth installment of PennApps. PennApps is one of the country’s largest student-run hackathons— an event where students gather from around the world to spend thirty six hours coding and building new products from scratch. Partnered with Andreessen...

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...

New Partnership with Geoloqi

We’re very excited to announce a new partnership with Geoloqi. Our Global Places API will be included in Geoloqi’s SDK, giving Geoloqi developer access to location data on 60 million places in 50 different countries. Full details on the partnership are below in Geoloqi’s press release: Austin, TX (SXSW Interactive)  – March 11, 2012 – Geoloqi, a...

Announcing the Data in a Box Developer Challenge

We’re excited to announce our latest developer challenge in partnership with Box. Box lets you store all of your content online, and makes it easy to access, manage and share your files from anywhere. For this challenge we want you to create an application that allows users to associate content on Box with locations in Factual’s...