December 20, 2012
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Over 100 developers joined the Facebook and Heroku teams for our joint hackathon in San Francisco, Hack the Social Web. Attendees had two days to hack on social web apps with Heroku and Facebook, demoing on each day for feedback to improve their apps. We saw 15 great projects. Two teams really impressed the judges and walked away with grand prizes:
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Our second winning team, Charades, created a fun, live charades game using Facebook and the OpenTok API. Players sign in and join a video chat room, where they're placed on a team to guess words or phrases their friends are acting out. We’re excited to see the game develop—and had fun playing along during their demo!
Thanks again to everyone who joined us in San Francisco. We hope to see you at the next HACK!