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Yesterday I went to a Hackathon for Data Scientist about Endangered Species in Africa. Shame on me, I brought the wrong hardware/software: a Samsung Notebook I have, with the minimal implementation, just python3 (that's all!). That was unfortunate because I couldn't help that much my team, where we focused on species displacement and migratory patterns along time. However I at least made a d3 map plotting the migration path of the species under concern - after going through a lot of debugging and computer crashing, of course...
We lost to very good teams and individuals (actually, I think we lost to everyone...): the winners presented even a simulation in GoogleEarths and had something already prepared for the hackathon; someone made a model of speed of movement of the different species; there was another team presenting relevant data about daily activity of some other species; but perhaps the best one in my opinion was someone presenting a predictive model of positioning (which was very much of interest for the hackathon objective).
The good news is that without knowing d3, I wouldn't have been able to make even a small programatic contribution that afternoon ( I help mostly discussing the results). Considering that I came ill-prepared to the hackathon, that is not too bad...
(actually, I think we lost to everyone...)
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:) :) I was not really planning to work with my computer: the event was expecting around 30 participants: at the end only 10 showed off... One of the teams was already a partner of the project and they were already well prepared... it was a very nice project! In general, all projects were really good! And the topic... Excellent!
I am going to do this more frequently...
@alicejiang1 @samosale there is a first file with facebook data at this gist if you are interested. I managed to update 600 records and added a list of
events (which would include past events too...).
I am still running into some trouble with fb. One thing that I just discovered is that after making the request through my Firefox to the update page, it goes about 30 seconds not having receiving notification while node is still downloading data, and then Firefox ping my server for a second answer before accepting a no response. Although that doesn't prevent node to continue searching, the ping start a new search which duplicate the number of requests on fb and therefore exhausting my rate limit. @samosale: any idea how to control for the browser not to ping the server?
evaristoc sends brownie points to @samosale and @alicejiang1 :sparkles: :thumbsup: :sparkles:
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