1. NetSense: The Student Project that Tracks Sentiment from Local Events to the World Cup

    When a team of Hack Reactor students won awards from Twitter and Nexmo at the API Con Hackathon, they knew they had an attention grabbing project.

    “We got such good reception, we thought it would be worthwhile to expand the project,” says Drew Cuthbertson. Burgeoned by this success, they expanded their idea over several weeks at Hack Reactor. The result is NetSense, a program to monitor and respond to sentiment data produced by people across the world. NetSense was built by Cuthbertson, Ash HooverAndrew Krause and Nick Wei.