We wanted to hack the bloomberg API which was made accessible for MHacks IV only. Although we did not have any finance background we still wanted to take on the challenge of looking at a different sort of data and what we can do with it.
It took a lot of time to hack the API. 18 hours. But once we hacked it we thought what do we do with it. Then we though how about we think about hacking tweet data and see whether there is any correlation.