foursquare hackathon – New York City – 19 February 2011

naveen edited this page Feb 21, 2011 · 17 revisions

foursquare's first hack day will be held at General Assembly in New York City.

** What to bring **

  • Bring your laptop, power cables (and any other tools you use to hack) (p.s. mac users, bring the extension cable for your power adapter so you don't block three outlets on the power strips)
  • We'll provide: food, drinks, power, wifi, space, people to answer your hardest questions

** Chatter **

** See also **

  • Foursquare-Push-API has info on the push API if you want to get whitelisted and start using it.


  • 9:00am Breakfast + Registration
  • 10:00 Welcome, overview of day, API introduction, API elevator pitches
  • 11:00 Hacking begins
  • 11:00 30-minute API workshops (Anoop (foursquare iPhone team), ??)
  • 12:30pm Lunch
  • 1:00 30-minute API workshops (Pat (GroupMe), Erin (
  • 6:30 Dinner
  • 9:00 Hacking finished
  • 9:15 Deadline to submit a hack
  • 9:20 Demos, judging, beer

** Wishlist **

Some ideas from our community to jumpstart your thinking:

  • badge unlock map: a nice-looking map i can share on Facebook, Twitter or my website
  • news/wikipedia mashup
  • to-do browser
  • payment/IOU
  • virtual jukebox: what do the places on this street play? tag music at venue. (, shazam as int?)
  • fitness journal
  • help me remember this X (where did i first discover X)
  • dating
  • send me tips (i'm going to SF, friends can add foursquare tips to a list for me to try out)
  • laziness meter (how far from my house are the places I go?)
  • browser extension
  • mac os x menu extension
  • goog embeds: gcal/gmail that lets me search and insert a venue URL for some calendar entry/email
  • showing how many KM you travelled so far
  • showing tweets/flickr photos around your checkins
  • ...

** Hacks **