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Linked Data, What the Heck???

Linked Data, What the Heck??? If you’ve never heard about linked data, you’re not alone. I didn’t know about it either before the start of open Summer of code. Reading the Wikipedia page about it could help you but you won’t get that far either. We at SmartFlanders were charged with using and implementing linked […]

We Finished Version 1 before the MVP?!

Wait, what? We Finished Version 1 before the MVP?! Hello, Hello, Hello! I am Saska and next to my love for really shitty gifs and memes, I absolutely adore visual art and design. So that’s also my role at #oSoc17. I’m the designer for Brussels Mobility 2 (we renamed ourselves RideAway, by the way). Together with […]

The Problem Lies with the Selection of Weights!

The Problem Lies with the Selection of Weights! It has been a solid week of work. The stage has been set and the journey has already begun towards building a customised running App for the city of Ghent. Following the initial iterations based on the meeting with the partners, the focus of LopenInGent has slightly […]

Hello Geek World

<Hello Geek World/> I’m David, a member of the team DataScouts. I wasn’t chosen through oSoc selection process so I hacked my way into it. So I pleaded my own case with Dries and Pieters, coaches at #oSoc17. I told them the following: I recently graduated with a bachelor degree in Software Engineering. I am highly […]

Hack a Bird a Day to Keep Global Warming Away

  Hack a Bird a Day to Keep Global Warming Away My awesome let’s-hack-birds-day started on Wednesday morning with a morning walk in the city of Ghent. While I was enjoying the morning sunshine touching my face, I couldn’t wait to see my #CODE9000 team again at the Selor offices. Today was going to be […]

The Hackathon – When a Month Becomes a Day

The Hackathon – When a Month Becomes a Day Hackathon – /ˈhakəθɒn/ “An event in which a large number of people meet to engage in collaborative computer programming.” Today was hackathon day. Every group tried to condense their month’s worth of work in a single day. Nearing the end of the workday, we would then […]

How to #oSoc17

How to #oSoc17 After my very last minute enrolment for the selections of #oSoc17 this year (being on time was never my greatest skill, see 3), I was so happy I got in this year. Since last year was so much fun (and I learned a lot), I was very eager to be part of […]

Train Delays and Tribulations

Train Delays and Tribulations After weeks of wondering, the project is finally here and I couldn’t have been more pleasantly surprised: this was exactly what I wanted to do. So, short introduction: I am Astrid and I work on the I-Share (working title) and the general communications about #oSoc17. So if you see a post […]

I Judge a Book by Its Cover: My First Day Experience at #oSoc17

I Judge a Book by Its Cover: My First Day Experience at #oSoc17 This morning I woke up with ample energy and enthusiasm. You may wonder “why all this excitement and motivation?”. Because -wait for it- it’s my first day at #oSoc17! My journey from Sint-Truiden to Brussels was filled with surprises: the busses were on […]

A Summer of Not Pissing off the OpenStreetMap Community

A Summer of Not Pissing off the OpenStreetMap Community The much-anticipated open Summer of code (#oSoc17) has finally begun! Yes, summer, that season that I’ve only fully experienced for the fourth time now. As an international student from Trinidad, that’s one general hurdle, but now to more specific things. As a mobility sciences master student, […]

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