Hacking @ ONA11

Hacks/Hackers Hacking @ ONA11

We came, we hacked, and these projects won:
Judges’ Favorite
Fuego Trends by Andrew Phelps
Discover trending topics on Twitter for a specific user or list.

Most Practical
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.

We collected a Google doc of useful resources, including APIs, tools and tips.
Our hashtag: #hhONA11.
Our IRC channel: #hhONA11 on freenode.net

Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011
9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Microsoft NERD Center
Cambridge, Mass.

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:

If yours is among the top-rated projects, it’ll get a shout-out at Saturday’s Knight-Mozilla keynote lunch.


Your hack day hosts:
Chrys Wu and Matt Carroll, Hacks/Hackers
Phillip Smith, Knight-Mozilla News Tech Partnership

Support the event

Have something you’d like to contribute to the hack day? We’re looking for APIs, prizes, sponsorship, volunteering — and we’d love to hear from you. Email hackday[at]hackshackers[dot]com.

Our Sponsors

Hacks/Hackers Hacking @ ONA11 is made possible by generous sponsorship from
Microsoft NERD CenterKnight-Mozilla News Technology PartnershipKnight FoundationRovi Corp.DotCloudReutersGitHub

  • http://developer.rovicorp.com Tameez Sunderji

    We’re excited to be sponsoring this event.  Rovi has a wealth of entertainment metadata to use in entertainment news applications all available through our APIs–check out developer.rovicorp.com!