My idea came from the simple thought of talking to a stranger without knowing who they are at all. The hack itself aims to provide a simple web server that runs a program that runs in conjunction with Twilio. When a person texts the number of my Twilio they are added to a nonrelational database and either left waiting for a future connection or connected with someone else who registered earlier. Whenever these two message the server from then on they are directed to one another's phone number wiht no knowledge of who they are texting.
I built this hack when my first hack proved too complicated for a solo project. I instead chose this one because I thought the concept was funny and somewhat challenging to implement while still small enough for me to finish in the 10 hours I had left.