THE CHALLENGE - Use data about the past and present to predict the future, sponsored by Bitly and Sociocast!
Leverage the Bitly Data API, the Sociocast predictive analytics platform and any other APIs / data sources you want to build the best prognostication applications.
THE SCHEDULE - This will be a one-day hackathon, starting on Saturday morning and ending the same evening.
Bitly Social Data API - Every day millions of people shorten, share, and click on links via Bitlys services. This API gives you direct access to the best available content shared by people across all social networks including the ability to perform realtime search and see what topics are "bursting" right now. For more info go here: http://dev.bitly.com/data_apis.html
Sociocast Predictions API - Data, Data everywhere - but how do you harness it to tell the future? Sociocast makes it easy to quickly deploy predictions in your own applications. This API process streaming event data (like Bitlys) to segment people based on what type of content is being consumed, predict other people who are likely to consume the same type of content, & predict what content they will consume next. For more info go here: http://sociocast.github.io/
More details, including prizes and judges, coming soon...