3rd annual BCNI News Hackathon results


A visualized map of police advisory complaints in the City of Philadelphia won the third annual BarCamp NewsInnovation News Hackathon.

Seven projects, judged by Temple University Journalism Dept. Chairman Andy Mendelson, Technically Philly reporter Juliana Reyes and Sunlight Foundation’s Bob Lannon:

  1. Mapping Police Complaints by Mike Ball [WINNER]— Mike created an interactive map plotting the 2009 to 2012 complaints filed with the Philadelphia Police Advisory Commission by citizens against Philadelphia Police officers. Find the map at ph.ly/pac.
  2. Social Media Manager tweets by Brian Abelson — Taken down by Twitter right after presenting, Abelson built a tool that retweeted any message between a list of prominent social media staffers at news outlets, whom Abelson said seem to spend a lot of time talking to each other on Twitter.
  3. StateRep.Me Design by Georgia Guthrie with Chris Brown and Christoper Nies — The ongoing StateRep.Me project connecting all communication from Pennsylvania state legislators got a design update during the hackathon.
  4. Historic Defender by Mjumbe Poe
  5. Visualize Election Data by Tim Wisniewski
  6. Ad Sleuth Sunlight Foundation hack by Bennett Huber
  7. by Pam Selle

About Christopher Wink

Christopher Wink is the co-founder of publishing consultancy firm Technically Media and its technology news site Technically Philly.

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