over 2 years ago

Announcing the winners

Thanks for sticking with us summer jammers. We've finished tallying the votes, so go to the gallery to congratulate the winners and check out all of the awesome mashups!

FYI, there are still 4 more Summer Jam hackathons left. Create your first API, become bionic, create artful maps, or build your Internet of things.

Winners - we'll reach out you soon about claimimg your prize.


over 2 years ago

More Events and Chances to Hack

Hey Jammers!

Thanks for hacking with us this summer. We've locked the judges in together in a room and we won't let them out until they pick a winner.

While they're doing their thing, don't forget that there are more Summer Jam hackathons open right now:

Financial Literacy - powered by Venmo

Help your friends & family learn about and take charge of their finances. Ends June 29 @ 5pm ET.

Connect with your Team - powered by Twitter

Create apps & experiences that bring teams, fans, and players closer together. Ends July 6 @ 5pm ET.

And stay tuned

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over 2 years ago

Open Data Mashups due Monday @ 5pm ET

Yo! The clock is ticking, so don't forget to submit your app before Monday @ 5pm ET.

If you're struggling with the question, "what makes a great open data mashup?", we got your back. Check out Chris Metcalf's answer on the Socrata blog.

BTW, if you're in NYC (6/30) or SF (7/9), come to one of our happy hours at WeWork Labs!

Good luck and happy hacking!

~ Richard


over 2 years ago

Week 2 Wrap up

Ok Jammers, week 2 is on the books. Tweet me (@fwdmedia) a picture of your hack-in-progress or your idea and I'll do everything I can to help you out (except write your code). My brian is full of datasets and ideas!

Chris, from our title sponsor Socrata, put together a demo video in which he makes an open data mashup in 10 minutes. Everything is linked from the blog post including the GitHub repos. So, now you have no excuse not to make something!

BTW, the judging panel is made up of Chris Metcalf (Socrata), Tom Schenk Jr. (City of Chicago), Neil Fantom (World Bank…

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over 2 years ago

Week 1 Wrap up

Hey Summer Jammers, here's your Week 1 Wrap-up for the Open Data Mashup:

  • Over 100 hackers have signed up so far. That has to be some sort of record!
  • If you need help locating data sets / tools, Chris Metcalf, Director of Developer Experience at Socrata, wants to help.
  • Neal and I created the Open Data Mashup Machine, which generates random combinations of data sets. Try it out and tell us if you find any correlations!
  • In addition to the Apple Watch from Socrata, we've got prizes from MLH, Digital Ocean, and our own special All you can

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over 2 years ago

Quick Start

Hey there Summer Jammers! Have you thought about how you're going to make the greatest Open Data Mashup?

We can't wait to see what you come up with. And to get those gears turning, we made this list of some great sources of open data where you can get your start..

Thanks and good luck!

P.S. If your laptop has room, we want to send you an official Summer Jam sticker.