1. Remote Beta Students Analyze Twitter Data Using Watson

    A team of students in our Remote program used Watson, IBM’s natural language processor, in concert with the Twitter API to build a library that developers can use for language analysis and translation. Personify, built by Essam Al JouboriRohan Agrawal and Phil Elauria, streamlines the process of building apps that work with Watson’s language analysis and translation abilities and Twitter’s APIs. The project immediately garnered a lot of attention, making the front page of Hacker News, and receiving over 150 stars on github.

  2. 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.

  3. Student Team Wins Awards from Twitter and Nexmo at APICon Hackathon

    The first annual APICon, put on by Programmable Web, took place in downtown San Francisco, and one team of Hack Reactor students won the award for best use of API from Twitter and Nexmo at an all-night hackathon. In addition to those two, a slew of major tech companies were represented, including Google, FourSquare, PayPal and Netflix.