A Tie for Best Mashup

John Musser, July 17th, 2006

Weather BonkAt Mashup Camp last week each attendee was given one wooden nickel with which to vote for their favorite mashup. Then on both days there was a “Speed Geeking” session during which attendees rotated through the Great Hall getting 5 minute demos from each of the 20+ mashup contestants.

And who won? Once all the nickels were counted it was a tie between two great mashups Weather Bonk from David Schorr and HotCaptcha from Jeff Marshall at frozenbear. A final poll of the crowd lead to victory for Weather Bonk and a big congratulations David! (David also created the highly rated Golf Bonk and Ski Bonk mashups). BTW, if you need a custom mashup developed for your business, both David and Jeff are good developers to hire.

For a rundown of all the mashups check one of these three sites:

For more on the very fun and creative HotCaptcha see this story.

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6 Responses to “A Tie for Best Mashup”

July 17th, 2006
at 4:41 pm
Comment by: that would explain Bob… » Blog Archive » Insult or Liable ?

[...] So this week we are working on the security part of our product and we are adding Captcha to the site, in my reading today I came across John Musser comments about Captcha and Mashables in ProgrammableWeb, he had a great post on a new company by the name of HotCaptcha… which is a mash-up of HOTorNOT… [...]

July 19th, 2006
at 8:13 pm
Comment by: ProgrammableWeb.com » Blog Archive »

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July 19th, 2006
at 9:30 pm
Comment by: oms

How about gophernow.com? New mash-up and community site that shows restaurant availability in real-time for late nights?

December 30th, 2006
at 6:35 pm
Comment by: ProgrammableWeb.com » Blog Archive » Mashup Camp 3 at MIT

[...] A highlight of both past events has been the mashup competition including the speed geeking sessions and the big final announcements (see Camp 1 and Camp 2 summaries). The inaugural winner was the innovative Podbop, a mashup that combines band event data from Eventful with MP3 tracks — type in a city, get MP3s, discover a band you like, and go see them. [...]

September 16th, 2007
at 8:43 pm
Comment by: Mashup Acquired by The Weather Channel at aoortic! dot com

[...] David’s been a regular at Mashup Camp since the beginning and won first place at Mashup Camp 2. [...]

August 10th, 2011
at 10:55 am
Comment by: Crissy

Grade A stuff. I’m uqnuestiobnaly in your debt.

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