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Bike for Brussels app and OSM data teams’ last day!

Hello everyone! We’re actually two teams working towards one common goal: Bike for Brussels. To ensure that the woes of cyclists in Brussels, who contend with motorists, trams, buses, and annoying traffic light intersections, are eased, imperative for them would be accurate and contextual travel information. This information must be presented nicely enough so people […]

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And now, the end is near

And now, the end is near The last day of oSoc17 has arrived and I believe I speak for everyone when I say those four weeks went by so quickly. This was an incredibly positive experience for me and I will tell you why.   Wait, they trust me? I’ve heard other people say this […]

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To blockchain or not to blockchain

This post is a personal opinion of the writer. It does not reflect the ideas of Open Knowledge nor Open Summer of Code on the subject. To blockchain or not to blockchain Our team was asked to look into the idea of storing some data on the blockchain. Storing data about a transaction on the blockchain […]

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No children were harmed in this user test

No children were harmed in this user test After two busy weeks it is time for our first user test. Our project is called Snipstory: an interactive web application where children can discover history through personal stories. Since our target audience is primary school children, finding users during the holidays was a challenge. Luckily our client Sofie […]

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Efficient spacial indexing with R-trees

Efficient spacial indexing with R-trees We’re halfway through oSoc right now, and we’ve made quite a bit of progress already. For those of you who aren’t already familiar with the #LopenInGent project, it’s about generating customizable, dynamic and interesting running routes through the city of Ghent. Our first problem was creating an accessible and single […]

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A Day in the Life of Bert Commeine

A Day in the Life of Bert Commeine My day started early. I had a train meeting with one of my colleagues about user testing, since testing is an important part of development. She insisted on taking an early train; I hate morning people… So, since I arrived at our office way too early to be […]

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First user test – When ideas get torn apart

First user test – When ideas get torn apart Tuesday morning we had our first code sprint to get a concept app ready by the afternoon for  Frederik’s mother and grandmother to test the Prisma app. After the user test we sat down and processed the feedback they gave us and discussed how we could improve […]

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Commuting 101

Commuting 101 July 2017, every Monday to Thursday forty students from all over Belgium come to Brussels. I am one of them. We wake up in the morning looking forward to #oSoc17, have breakfast and commute to Brussels. During the day we hack, drink coffee, have stand-ups, pitch our project and banter. By the evening […]

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Be up to date on every person in your life!

Be up to date on every person in your life! What I actually mean with this is we are going to build a social media aggregator. So, we are going to fetch all the data from the persons in your life! Let me be more clear about that. So, we are building a social media […]

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Show of Your Skill with Skillid

Show of Your Skill with Skillid Universities, employment mediation organisations, refugee programs want to recognise or endorse someone’s skills. Today this endorsing is mainly done orally, by phone, or digitally, by closed source solutions in big companies or, for us all, on LinkedIn. Each of the private solutions carry their own problems. How do I […]

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