47 Teams Compete in Cloudstock Hackathon, Many Use Twilio

Last week 47 teams competed in the Cloudstock Hackathon and Blaine Schanfeldt took home the grand prize, Best in Show, for his real time multiplayer game “Twilio Tic Tac Toe.”

The judging panel included John Musser and Ross Turk from ProgrammableWeb, John Potter from CBS Interactive, and Matt Lynley from VentureBeat. They awarded four house prizes in addition to the grand prize:

  • Best in Show: Twilio Tic Tac Toe by  Blaine Schanfeldt
  • Best Enterprise Application: Sales Prediction with eBay Integration by Shamil Arsunukayev and Team
  • Best Non-Profit Application: CloudGuide by Lein Valdez
  • Best Commercial Application: Boomerang by Ryan Panchadsaram and Team
  • Best Mobile Application: Contacts Near Me by Chris Hutchins and Team

In addition to the house prizes each of the hackathon sponsors, including Twilio, each awarded prizes for API usage. There were so many applications that used Twilio that we couldn’t choose just one winner, we ended up picking two.

  • Most Fun Use of the Twilio API: Twilio Tic Tac Toe by Blaine Schanfeldt
  • Most Useful Twilio API Integration: Surveilio Force by Adam Purkiss

Blaine and Adam both received an Amazon Kindle 3G, $100 in Twilio Credit, and a $50 Amazon gift card. Here are some of the other entries that received prizes:

  • Best Box.net Integration: Appirio Careers by Jeff Douglas
  • Best Use of Force.com:   Sales Prediction with eBay by Shamil Arsunukayev and Team
  • Best Use of LivePerson APIs: San Francisco AIDS Foundation by Oscar Suares
  • Best Use of MongoDB: Data Big Brother by James Sullivan
  • Rackspace Most Creative Use of Open Source Cloud: Boomerang by Ryan Panchadsaram and Team
  • Rackspace Most Creative Use of Open Source Cloud (Runner Up): Data Big Brother by James Sullivan and Team