Diffbot Web Mining Hack Day

On June 25th, over 80 of Silicon Valley’s top hackers, designers, and students gathered at the Diffbot offices in Palo Alto in the hopes of building the next great Web 3.0 app. Over the next 13 hours, participants learned about data and analysis APIs, formed teams, and wrote code.

At the end of the night, only one team could win the prize for best App.

heat_1Best App Award: HeatSync

HeatSync solves a simple problem: knowing where people are nearby. HeatSync aggregates check-in data from FourSquare, Gowalla, Google, and Twitter into an interactive heatmap centered near you (for the demo, only FourSquare data was used). The team displayed a great combination of backend talent, user experience, and product design.

Video: https://vimeo.com/25652129

mood_1People’s Choice Award: My Moods

The winner of the popular vote was My Moods, an app that helps you change your emotional state by reading news. My Moods use the Diffbot API to extract articles from the web and the EffectCheck service to perform sentiment analysis.

See the full list of hacks


Thanks to all of our sponsors for making this event possible.