Build an App, Start a Movement

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This talk walks through how we developed including

  1. Finding APIs and free data sources online
  2. Building a Twitter mashup using the Twitter API and Twitter Search API
  3. Spreading the word
    1. Twitter
    2. Facebook
    3. Meetups
    4. Media
  4. Recruiting volunteers
  5. Takeaways
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Wynn Netherland


Wynn loves the creative side of building software, from brainstorming with clients to designing the solution to executing the idea. The author of two programming books, he has over ten years of web application development experience. With a passion for building great user interfaces, he is a rare programmer that feels equally comfortable in a text editor, a command line shell, or Adobe Photoshop.

Jim Mulholland


Jim Mulholland is a veteran developer with over ten years of web development experience. Jim discovered Ruby and Rails in early 2006 and hasn’t looked back.

Bradley Joyce


Bradley loves the technical and creative mix of front-end web development. He’s a guy with “big vision” and is not afraid to challenge ideas from the user’s perspective. Bradley is passionate about bringing clean, usable web sites to the world and works tirelessly to make it happen.

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Joshua Timberman
05/07/2009 3:38am PDT

Interesting content and ideas, though I would have liked an example that wasn’t Twitter-specific.

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