TAD Hack is a yearly hackathon about programmable telecommunications. I have, since, 2012 been involved in startups and companies where telecoms played a pivotal role. Either in the form of WebRTC, or "proper" trunk lines. It is this skill set which has given me a stage at TAD Summit, and WebRTC conferences in Paris, London, and beyond!

So, when I discovered there was a hackathon to explore new telecom technology, and build something fun and interesting I jumped at the chance! Or, more precisely, I jumped on a plane to Lisbon to particate... and then again a year later to Berlin... and so on. To date I have participated in 4 hackathons and won on all 4 occassions.

This, then, is a short breakdown of the 7 hacks I have created, all of which have won (at least) one prize.

NOTE: All presentations were planned, written, and created in roughly half an hour before giving them. So please excuse the rough and un-planned feel of them; that is the norm for a hackathon.


2019 - London

For full details see the TADHack blog of 2019 winners

Who Calls Me?

by

Steven Goodwin, Lily Madar

Inbound call reputation scoring and steering. It looks at the number, and dynamically reprograms the call routing to either busy, or the correct number.

WINNER: Simwood global prize


Simwood Node Library

by

Steven Goodwin, Lily Madar

Wrapping the Simwood API in a node Library. This was used in around 10 hacks from around the world, and so proved its real-world value within the first day!

WINNER: Simwood London prize


Fighting Fantasy

by

Steven Goodwin

Interactive fiction by SMS. I re-built a 'Fighting Fantasy' book using an SMS API, allowing people to read and play in an original and unique manner.

WINNER: Telesign global prize


2017 - London

For full details see the TADHack blog of 2017 winners

Apifonica Node.js

by

Steven Goodwin, Lily Madar

A node library to make accessing APIfonica easy. This was used in our second entry, Rome.

WINNER: Apifonica global prize


Rome - Reach Me Anywhere

by

Steven Goodwin, Lily Madar

A way of contacting someone, in a variety of ways, depending on the time of day. This connected also to Slack, email, and SMS.

WINNER: Apifonica global prize


2016 - Berlin

For full details see the TADHack blog of 2016 winners

Vodka

by

Steven Goodwin

Overcome the hassle of testing Tropo with a local debugging tool.

WINNER: Berlin prize


Backup Call

by

Steven Goodwin, Lily Madar

Access your emergency contacts from any phone. A cloud-based IVR, with connections into Google calendar, and other online services.

WINNER: Cisco Spark / Tropo Global prize


2015 - Lisbon

For full details see the TADHack blog of 2015 winners

Note to Self

by

Steven Goodwin, Rianne Goijarts

A WebRTC based to do list, where you could phone in your 'todo' item, and the sevice would remember it, along with your geo-location, for later reference.

WINNER: Acision prize

WINNER: ApiDaze prize