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Innovation Tournament

This week I was in San Francisco participating in a Wharton class about innovation. We had a week to sort through various ideas for web products and create a prototype. I worked on two projects. One is a lottery site, with a simple demo available. I got to use the Youtube API for playing a video and then performing some action upon completion. It was  a little clunky to get setup, but afterwards worked flawlessly.

The other was an idea for a social dashboard for restaurants to keep them up to date with the latest reviews on sites like FourSquare and Yelp. I worked with a great programmer named Sean, who worked mostly on integrating the 3rd-party APIs. It was a Rails app that we pushed to Heroku.