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Published on May 14, 2008

Hello World
Sixteen months, 103,417 lines of code, 154 meetings, 1,034 cans of Mountain Dew, and is finally here!

The Name. Yes, GWAP is a little weird as a name. Partly because we're a little weird ourselves, and partly because it's impossible to get a decent domain name. GWAP stands for "Games With A Purpose."

The Purpose. The games on this site all have a common purpose: to make computers more intelligent. As you play the games, you are teaching computers things that they don't know yet. Please help them learn!

The Team. The person who made this site possible is our chief engineer, Mike Crawford. He agreed to move from Australia to Pittsburgh to work on this project -- ha! In addition, Mike Brotzman, Severin Hacker (yes, his last name really is Hacker), Edith Law, Bryant Lee, and Edison Tan all spent countless hours architecting the games and the site. Ryan Staake was our ninja graphic designer.

The Past. is brought to you by the same people who created The ESP Game (a.k.a., the Google Image Labeler), Peekaboom and reCAPTCHA.


Luis von Ahn
Executive Producer

  • Category

  • Song

    • Kwela Dance
  • Artist

    • Sam Sklair, Stanley Bruce Cassidy
  • Album

    • Authentic Africa 3 - South Africa
  • Licensed to YouTube by

    • AdRev Masters Admin, AdRev for a 3rd Party; AdRev Publishing, and 3 Music Rights Societies


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