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Bram M H4WM Free Agents 2015
Lou F After  the challenge presentations, we'll form teams.  This is done fairly  organically -- people walk over to teams they want to join. This process  can result in some teams being too small or not having skills they  need. To help mitigate that, we're asking attendees to consider being a  free agent and allow the organizers to place you on a team.
If  you are willing to do that, sign below, and when teams form, we'll tell  you where to head instead. Then, we'll talk to some of the smaller  teams and see what they need.
Bram M
  • Name                    Skills                                              Anything else you want us to know?   
  1. John Doe
  1. Jill Buck
65 days ago
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350 days ago
Unfiled. Edited by Cristos Lianides-Chin 350 days ago
Cristos L
  • Tabula is a tool for liberating data tables trapped inside PDF files.
351 days ago
Unfiled. Edited by Tim Herbert 351 days ago
Currently have a basic RSS reader app with a responsive design that looks fairly good in the browser. Have a small MapQuest view on a tab on its own. Have the calendar RSS feed being processed and parsed into sub-fields that include date/time and location. I have a very basic geocoding process going (using Geocodio as Tim suggested), but the locations from the data feed are often very generic, local names for things, so I'll have to come up with a way of pre-processing them to more specific addresses. Probably a long shot, but I'm wondering if Alexandria would be receptive to including the full address in its news alerts. Of all the city council members I've heard speak, Justin Wilson seems the most tech-savvy. I could possibly see him willing to consider standardizing the address info of Alexandria news items.
So this is about what it looks like on a smartphone right now. This is just a scaffolding proof-of-concept sort of thing for now. I'll eventually be processing this text in a similar way to how email servers process email to categorize it as spam or not spam. Of course, the updates aren't "spam", but "interesting" vs. "uninteresting" works in exactly the same way. Looks like a great start; looking forward to seeing it. 
354 days ago
Unfiled. Edited by Andrew Pasquale 354 days ago
There's a repository in the Hack for Western Mass Github group with some worldwide hunger information and other indicators: https://github.com/hackforwesternmass/hunger-story. The Python code isn't critical for the viz--it's just there to stash the source files and for transparency into the data munge process.
Andrew P
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The story of hunger is online here!

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