Good Email Club featured on TechCrunch front page!

My hack Good Email Club just got featured on the TechCrunch front page! We built an app to surface the most positive/happy emails in your inbox every morning so you can start your day feeling positive.

More project details at DevPost.

Right after my partner JeanCarl pitched on stage at the TechCrunch Disrupt SF Hackathon 2015, we were interviewed backstage by TechCrunch writer Anthony Ha about our hack and how we got into hackathons. Check out his post here.

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We even ended up winning the Yammer Prize (4 Xboxes) and 2nd place with Microsoft Outlook for $1,500.

Finally made it onto TechCrunch. Next up, getting Gogohire on TechCrunch…once we’re ready for a major push…which is coming soon πŸ™‚

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NexCall wins Nexmo Hackathon 1st Place

I’ve always been annoyed after talking to my friends for an hour that they were on Verizon and I was on AT&T. That means I just used up 60 anytime minutes! As soon as I saw this API by Nexmo, I realized its potential to solve this problem. With NexCall, always be in the know in real-time and save your minutes!

Download NexCall from your Android phone and install it.

App is dead simple to use – just install the app and it runs in the background! Every time you get a call, it will let you know right away if the caller is on the same mobile network as you, helping you save your precious out-of-network mobile minutes and charges. It will also tell you which country the call is from so you can help avoid international call charges and learn something new!

Ended up winning first place and an Amazon Echo and Philips Hue connected light bulbs! Can’t wait to hack those! πŸ™‚

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Anti-snoozer wins AT&T Dev Summit Hackathon first place!

Update: Anti-Snoozer got covered in FastCompany magazine with an article on AT&T’s Connected Car revolution.

Wow what a crazy last couple months!

First off, I am excited to announce that my startup Gogohire will be joining the next 500 Startups accelerator batch in San Francisco! 500 is a top accelerator globally and is well known for its marketing and growth expertise as well as helping startups raise follow-on funding. My co-founder and I are super stoked πŸ™‚

Meanwhile, I have had a chance to sneak in a couple more hackathon wins. Just came back from Las Vegas attending AT&T Dev Summit and Hackathon and CES.Β  And we won 1st!

AT&T Dev Summit Hackathon 2015 – AT&T, Intel, Jasper – January 2015

Won overall 1st Place and $25,000 at the AT&T Dev Summit Hackathon 2015. Also won AT&T Drive, Intel, and Jasper sponsor prizes.

Video of our 1st-placing winning pitch in front of 4000 conference attendees:

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Winner at Money20/20 Hackathon 2014 – Mercury – November 2014

Won 1st Place $5000 Mercury sponsor prize and Nymi prize at Money20/20 Hackathon 2014 in Las Vegas.

Will write up more detailed posts when I get a chance. Now back to work…peace!

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Recent hackathon wins!

It’s been a while since I last published a post. I’ve been incredibly busy with running my startup But here is a summary of my hackathon wins since February! Will write up posts on some the more interesting/exciting hacks soon…

Overall First Prize at ATT Women in Tech hack – AT&T – September 2014

Won 1st Place and $3000 for Best App from a Women Led Team at ATT Women in Tech Hack 2014 in Palo Alto.

Winner at DataWeek Hackathon 2014 – Microsoft, IBM, Moxtra – September 2014

Won 1st Place $4000 Microsoft OneNote prize, IBM BigInsights prize, and Moxtra prize at DataWeek Hackathon 2014 .

Winner at TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon 2014 – ESRI, Concur, Mashery – September 2014

Won 1st Place $2500 ESRI prize, Concur prize, and Mashery prize at TechCrunch Disrupt 2014 Hackathon.

First Place in AT&T U-verse Virtual Hackathon – AT&T – June 2014

Won 1st Place and $10,000 for 3-month long AT&T U-verse Virtual Hackathon.

My interview was featured on a nation-wide tech news segment on TV:

More to come…stay tuned to!

Finalist at TVOT Hackathon SF 2014 – TVOT – June 2014

Placed in top 3 finalists at TV of Tomorrow Show SF 2014 hackathon. Demoed on stage at TV of Tomorrow SF 2014 conference. Won best use of Gracenote prize and Boxfish sponsor prize.

People’s Choice Award at Code for the Kingdom 2014 Hackathon – Code for the Kingdom – June 2014

Won People’s Choice award at the Code for the Kingdom Bay Area 2014 hackathon for an innovative app to help the homeless in San Francisco.

First Prize at APIcon SF 2014 – Programmable Web – May 2014

Won overall 1st Place and $10,000 prize. Also won 1st prize from SecureKey, Eagle Eye Networks prize, PubNub prize, and Evernote API prize at the 18-hour APIcon SF 2014 Hackathon.

Winner at LAUNCH Hackathon 2014 – BitPay, Expedia – February 2014

Won 2nd place BitPay and 4th place Expedia prizes worth $4600 at the 48-hour Launch 2014 Hackathon.

First Prize at DeveloperWeek Hackathon 2014 – DeveloperWeek, Rackspace, Evernote – February 2014

Won 1st Place for Best Web App, Overall Best App from Rackspace, and Evernote API prize at the DeveloperWeek Hackathon 2014 out of ~60 presenting teams.


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