- July 4, 2011
It’s a special day today for many of our readers. In addition to celebrating America’s Independence day, we want to celebrate data. I know that sounds crazy, but put Will Smith on mute for a minute and give us a chance.
Not too long ago, we didn’t have access to data. It existed, but it wasn’t really available. It was either shared on a one-off basis, or hidden somewhere in the deep corners of the Internet. Now, you can have access to everything from all the reported UFO sightings to all the free WiFi spots in the nation.
So for this special day, we’re running a special contest with our friends at Twilio. What interesting applications could you create with our data? Perhaps a phone-powered UFO Mad Libs game? Or an SMS rolodex of social media profiles? Be creative and show us what you could do!
It wouldn’t be a special contest, if there wasn’t a special prize. The winner of this developer contest will receive:
- $100 in Twilio credit
- $100 in Infochimps credit
- A collection of swag from Twilio and Infochimps
- All four books from the pioneer of data visualization, Edward Tufte
How To Get Involved
Entries to the contest can be submitted here.
Twilio runs weekly developer contests. Check out more of them here.
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