EuHackathon: Hacking data to deliver meaningful information

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How we made a tool showing the consequences of censorship and barriers to the free flow of information online, and ensuring users and policy makers get a fuller picture how the Internet is shaped by laws and other government actions.

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EuHackathon: Hacking data to deliver meaningful information

  1. 1. HappyHour WhyMCA “OpenData” Roma,15 Dicembre 2011 EUHackathon: Hacking data to deliver meaningful informationGiuliano Iacobelli
  2. 2. So you still think the Internet is free?2
  3. 3. It’s a matter of point of views 3
  4. 4. The 24hrs Hack4Transparency Our track was focused on the accessibility of information on the Internet. The scope was to create tools showing the consequences of censorship and barriers to the free flow of information online, and ensuring users and policy makers get a fuller picture how the Internet is shaped by laws and other government actions. Data Sources
  5. 5. Open Data often means Raw Data
  6. 6. ProblemHow you can effectively communicate tothe people with your contents?Making one’s content eye-catching andeasy to understand is not an easy task.
  7. 7. Infographic is the way!
  8. 8. Why it is so cool?1. It makes info more appealing 2. It shows valuable ideas 3. It is attention-grabbing 4. It is easier to understand 5. It lessens boredom 6. It is accessible 7. It is more persuasive
  9. 9. Let’s make it interactive
  10. 10. Navigate and Discover
  11. 11. Sharpnod.es’ technology stackWe strongly believe in having fun developing applications, so we used thelargest feasible set of technologies (which most of us didnt even know about).We used: • JavaScript • CoffeeScript • Paper.js • Google Charts • Delicious APIs • PhantomJs • JQuery • JQuery UI • Twitters Bootstrap • Node.js • MongoDB • Python • Ruby • Bash Scripting
  12. 12. Ingredients• 5 Software engineers• Add 5 inspired and passionate people• Mix with 5 digital based people• Preheat using 5 motivated guys• Bake for 24hrs
  13. 13. 1. Networking 2. Startup Mentorship 3. Enabling Innovation 4. Tech Events5. Spreading Digital Culture 6. Openness 7. Group discussion
  14. 14. Questions?
  15. 15. Thank you. @Giuliano84 Giuliano Iacobelli giuliano.iacobelli me@giulianoiacobelli.com http://giulianoiacobelli.comGiuliano Iacobelli

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