When VLAIO meets data visualization

By now you’ve probably heard about data visualization so many times that you are wondering why do we still talk about it. Data visualization is in fact almost everywhere and today I want to explain what exactly it is, why it is important and what our team was busy with for the past few months. […]

Driven by Data with VLAIO

Open Summer of Code is happy to be back. Although it is not summer, we got a chance to work on one more project this fall for VLAIO – Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship. The goal of our project is to create a tool that would visualize VLAIO’s data. But in this blog post, we want to […]

Go Your Own Way with Bike for Brussels Route Planner

Go Your Own Way with Bike for Brussels Route Planner Cycling is great, but it can also be frustrating, especially in a chaotic city such as Brussels. If you bike in Brussels, you probably know all about reckless drivers, getting your wheel stuck in tram lines and doing adrenaline-fueled manoeuvres because some careless driver decided […]

Think Outside the Box

Think Outside the Box With the upcoming election this year, a lot of people feel pressured, confused or lost…some don’t even know the election is coming! In this blog post, we decided to shed the light on the oSoc’s project called Kiest ze, dedicated to the elections in October. Niek Bartholomeus, the creator of Open […]

Open Badges Everywhere!

Open Badges Everywhere! Does this ever happen to you: you work on a project for weeks on end. Blood, sweat and tears went into this and in the end, people still don’t really know where your talents lie. Answering the question “what do you do best?” isn’t easy, not at a family gathering, not when […]

Why should you use OpenStreetMap instead of Google Maps?

I’m Jonathan Beliën, web developer specialized in Geographical Information System (fancy words to say I use maps and geographical data), board member of OpenStreetMap Belgium, and coach for the “STIB-MIVB” and “Brussels Mobility” projects during open Summer of code 2018.   First of all, there is absolutely no doubt about the fact Google Maps is a […]

Skills Matter, Gender Doesn’t

Skills Matter, Gender Doesn’t We heard it so many times: “tech is for guys only”. At Open Summer of Code we want to break this old stereotype and show that women in tech are just as powerful as men. At Open Summer, we already see drastic changes compared to the last year: the group of […]

A Blazing Start for Prisma

A Blazing Start for Prisma I’m Thor Galle, student coach and front-end developer at the Prisma team. is a service for care homes and families that connects the stories of the care home residents with the staff. This makes it possible for them to offer a more personalised care. Like me and some other projects, […]

Is it FRIS in here or is it just me?

Is it FRIS in here or is it just me? I’m Nadia El Bakkali, communications manager in both team FRIS and team Snipstory. And I love being the only one posing in random pictures (proof is below). Although the Red Devils made a phenomenal comeback against Japan, my first day at #oSoc18 was definitely the highlight […]

oSoc’s back, alright!

oSoc’s back, alright! My second year of oSoc has started and I could not be more excited! To give you an idea of who I am and what oSoc17 meant to me: these are my first and my last post of last year! The first day of oSoc18 is in full swing and seeing all those fresh-faced participants inspired me to write […]

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