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#iSoc12 The hackathon

On the second day of iSoc, we held a hackathon. All of the steps the teams will be going through in three weeks — all in one day! Why not? Since the data of the Gentse Feesten have recently become available, the iSoc students were teamed up into four teams to write an app for […]

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#iSoc12 The kick-off

Finally, it is July and the iRail Summer of code has officially begun! On Monday, we welcomed all the iSoc participants and everyone introduced themselves. Pieter gave a talk about iRail in general and a short history of the iRail npo, all the projects we will be working on were presented: FirstSight.be Mobile Vikings FlatTurtle […]

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General Meeting and #iSoc12 almost ready

Yesterday we had our first official general meeting of this year. In short, these are the things we have discussed: Financial report for 2011: Accepted by all members. The financial report will be publicized here later this week. The DataTank copyright: the general meeting decided not to transfer all rights to the Open Knowledge Foundation […]

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iSoc update: the last week

The iRail Summer of code has come to an end, and we tried to do as much as possible in the time we had left. Jan and Pieter improved the funcionality in the web interface of The DataTank. On Tuesday they led the workshop about The DataTank, which turned out to be very interesting. After […]

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iSoc update: the third week

Time is going fast, and the third Summer of code week has passed before we knew it! The Gentse Feesten app is still up and running, and we hope it’s helping people find their way in Ghent this week. Ruben has in the meantime implemented the design for the FlatTurtle info screen wizard, and is […]

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iSoc update: the second week

The second week of the iRail Summer of code was just as eventful as the first one. Here’s a rundown of our activities this second week. Jan and Pieter have now finished the basis of The DataTank and are further developing it. This first version of The DataTank enabled us to get the Gentse Feesten […]

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Announcing the Gentse Feesten app

Since Friday July 15th, the city of Ghent is providing open data of the Gentse Feesten events. To celebrate this, the iSoc students decided to code an HTML5 application for smartphones. With this app, you can look up easily what events are going on or starting soon, close to where you are. Because the Gentse […]

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iSoc workshops

As we announced at the beginning of the Summer of code, we will be organising workshops soon, for which you can subscribe by sending an email to Greet. These workshops offer the opportunity to take a look at what the iSoc students have been doing behind the scenes, and to pick up some useful skills […]

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iSoc update: the first week

The iRail Summer of code is off to a good start, and we’re already halfway through the second week so it’s time for an update! For some background information on the projects mentioned, take a look at each of the students’ pages on the iSoc website, where their activities are conveniently summarised; here’s what they’ve […]

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iRail Summer of code has started

During the month of July, iRail organises the Summer of code (iSoc). A couple of enthousiastic students and iRail members work together in theĀ Hackerspace in Ghent, on several innovative projects concerning mobility. An application visualising commutes, an online meetingsite accompanied by an app to get together on the train, tram or bus, extending theĀ irail.be service […]

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