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Factual Establishes Silicon Valley Presence with Two Key Hires

I would like to formally announce two recent additions to the Factual team, Tyler Bell and Artem Boytsov. Tyler and Artem are both based in Silicon Valley and will help Factual set up an engineering office there in the coming months. Tyler joined Factual late in 2010.  He’s a geotechnologist with broad interests in open source...

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...

Hackers and Founders Factual Hackathon Re-Cap

This past weekend, Factual hosted a terrific open data hackathon at the Hacker Dojo in partnership with Hackers & Founders. For two days, a number of developers worked around the clock, either individually or in teams, to build applications using Factual data. (Occasionally taking breaks to partake of the free food and beer.) At the end...

DonorsChoose.org Launches Education Hackathon

We wanted to let you know about an exciting and inspiring contest for developers and data nerds! DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that allows anyone to help out teachers and schools in need. Since it started ten years ago, DonorsChoose.org has raised over $80,000,000 and helped hundreds of thousands of teachers nationwide. DonorsChoose.org recently launched “Hacking...