18 March 2014
We are back from our latest Hackdays in Barcelona, where 7 teams had to work on 'New Tools to Cover Elections'. La Vanguardia was the big winner with an app called 'Electoral Trending', followed by CCMA and Ara.
A responsive tool to 'better understand the real time sentiment of our society related to politics and hot topics': this is the winning app from our last hackdays in Barcelona. Developped by Jordi Canyissà, Natalia Palazón and Jordi Marqués, from La Vanguardia, it aims to 'capture the conversation on Twitter, select the conversations concerning politics, analyze that conversations, classifying them (positive, negative, neutral) and showing in Google Charts'. You can have a sneak peak of it here: www.hackdayslv.com.
Ara.cat and CCMA both got a special mention for their app, since the jury was also impressed by their work. All the projects were really original and interesting, pushing bounderies of innovation in journalism.
The two days gave room for experimentation and team work, as Natalia from La Vanguardia notices: 'Working together was very dynamic'. 'The workflow was different: it was horizontal between tech, design and journalism', Jordi adds. An impression shared by Luis Moreno, from Google Spain (one of our sponsors, along with CaixaBank): 'It is very inspiring and stimulating'.
All the projects can be seen on our webpage.