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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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First week oSoc17

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 […]

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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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Taking a walk in the forest of knowledge

Walking in the forest of knowledge

Walking in a forest of knowledge Hello! My name is Pieter-Jan Geeroms, member of #TeamMobylink (front-end / back-end developer) and first time oSoccer. Together with Haroen Viaene and Lisa Debontridder we’re promoting linked data. I’m pretty sure by now everyone knows what linked data is. Don’t worry if you don’t! You can always check out […]

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Y'all got no chill

A human guide to understanding developers

DISCLAIMER: I’m not trying to hurt anyone’s feelings at all. I’m actually a very sweet and loving guy (totes). So, I am a graphic designer with some background in digital design and rather little background in development. Even though I have worked together with plenty of developers, I still have moments where I feel like […]

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From outsider to insider

Hi, my name is Eva and I’m an 18 year old Devine student @ Howest. Together with Tjen, Laurens and our coach Sander I’m working on the VIAA project (if you want more information on our project you should check their blog posts here and here). I’m pretty sure I’m the youngest participant in open Summer […]

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A final coding day tale

Hello there all of you readers, Jasper reporting for blogpost writing duty. You probably know quite a bit about open Summer of code right now, but have you ever heard about the horror of the final coding day? Actually it is not that bad at all, it’s just some students racing to get the job done […]

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Boys coding

Brace yourselves the end of oSoc16 is coming!

Hi My name is Miguel, I don’t have a cool nickname or alter ego so I just keep it with Miguel. I work as back-end developer in the LD-Works team with Umut and Sander. Sander is our coach and leads this three-headed monster to greatness. Although I think the experience and the soft-skills you learn at […]

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