Hacking @ ONA11
We came, we hacked, and these projects won:
Judges’ FavoriteFuego Trends by Andrew Phelps
Discover trending topics on Twitter for a specific user or list.
Interactive Bar Chart Generator by Daigo Fujiwara
A dead-simple Google Charts front-end for reporters who don’t know how to code but who want to make interactive bar charts.
Most Intriguing (tie)
PDF Spy by Angelica Peralta Ramos and Matt Perry
Point at a Web page full of PDFs and see if the content within the PDFs has changed even if title is the same. “Never be fooled by ‘government transparency” again’,” writes Matt Perry. Get the code on Github. Launch it from the command line with
python pdfspy.py url-to-index-page path-to-archive
Arab Spring Data Visualizations by Andy Carvin and team
Visualizations of the Arab Spring tweets collected by Andy Carvin of NPR.
Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011
9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Microsoft NERD Center
What is it?
You’ll meet new people, make new friends and prototype news-oriented projects. We’re collecting APIs, tools and data sources on a public Google doc. Be sure to add your favorites!
New to hack days? No need to fear. There’ll be people of all skill levels and skill sets participating.
At the end of the day, our distinguished panel of judges will have a look:
- Mark Coatney, Tumblr
- Beth Davidz, AOL
- Tyson Evans, The New York Times
- Kathryn Hurley, Google
- Miranda Mulligan, The Boston Globe
If yours is among the top-rated projects, it’ll get a shout-out at Saturday’s Knight-Mozilla keynote lunch.