10 days ago, a team from Montreal (featuring some of the superstars from our AngelHack Boston team) headed down to NYC to attend the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon… one of the largest hackathons in North America. Apparently, the event that took place over the weekend of May 19th and 20th attracted over 800 developers!
WTF Did they Build?
The Montreal team decided to get a little attention the old fashioned way… a cool idea, with a few cuss words thrown in to stand out from the crowd. So, they created WTF Should I do Tonight… in the spirit of viral hits like WTF Should I Make for Dinner or WTF Should I do With my Life, WTF Should I do Tonight combined the Meetup, Twilio and Context.IO APIs to create a web presence that you could use to generate random event suggestions (powered by the Meetup API) based on location and date, as well as an email suggestion tool (powered by our webhooks) and an SMS suggestion tool (powered by Twilio). Suggestions made via Facebook and Twitter were also weighted into the randomization process.
While our local team didn’t win any specific prizes, they had an awesome time and got a little TechCrunch love here:
http://techcrunch.com/events/disrupt-ny-hackathon-2012/videos (scroll down to find and click into their video directly, as the TC site doesn’t seem to support direct links to their videos!)
Context.IO also got a little TC love: our T-shirt was featured as one of the coolest at the event… obviously:
Here’s a shot of the Montreal team presenting, live on stage – f’in cool!