InfoChimps Sponsoring SW Austin!

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Infochimps is excited to sponsor next month’s StartupWeekend in Austin, taking place at CoSpace on September 10-12. We are thrilled to be a part of this entrepreneurial event and look forward to attending and contributing to its success.

Infochimps is a data-as-a-service platform with a data marketplace at its core.  We have over 10,500 datasets available for download and are committed to providing resources for developers of data-driven software.  Our lightweight API offers high value datasets from Twitter as well as web analytics, such as Trstrank, a measure of a Twitter user’s influence, and an IP-Census data that maps IP addresses to census demographics. We are adding new calls as often as possible to give developers access to more datasets.

A few of our engineers, including @mrflip and @jessecrouch, will attend the event and contribute code. Any participants that are interested in implementing data from our API will have free usage of it for the weekend. We will also be providing discount codes for use after the event.

StartupWeekend Austin is only a few weeks away, we hope to see you there!

Infochimps features:

  • Lightweight, REST API
  • Advanced analytics for Twitter you can’t find anywhere else (example: Sway, the ratio of a person’s tweets that are RT’d)
  • Valuable web analytics, including IP address to census demographics
  • 10,500 datasets available in our marketplace