EDGI is excited to be participating in Google Summer of Code (GSoC) for the first time in 2017. GSoC provides an opportunity for students to contribute to open source projects while getting paid! We have a mentoring team of six volunteer EDGI members who will be working with two students contributing to our Archiving and Website Monitoring projects.
Check below for updates on our student's projects throughout the summer!
Data Visualization of Archived Content – Harsh Baid
The purpose of this project is to develop a set of visually impactful and meaningful models that allow users to easily visualize the changes archived by EDGI.
Mid-project update from Harsh:
I have been focused on creating and refining several visually impactful models for EDGI and its related organizations. The two visualizations I've been primarily focused on are, 1) being able to accurately convey archival rate of coverage data using a sunburst sequence, and 2) creating an interactive choropleth map of the United States to showcase DataRescue and other related EDGI events.
I am currently in the process of refining and integrating both of these models on their respective websites based upon community feedback.
Identifying and Prioritizing Important Website Changes – Janak Raj Chadha
The project goal is to utilise machine learning algorithms to identify changes on government agency websites which are worth reviewing.
Mid-project update from Janak:
I’m delighted to share my experience so far. It has been an exciting and challenging ride for me and I’ve enjoyed it thoroughly.
I took some time to understand and also document the variety of data sources that we’re using. I’m excited to have made progress on filters for insignificant changes which required me to go through the changes myself and I can really appreciate the effort put in by the analyst team. I’m currently working on adding and improving functionality for computing changes between versions. As we move ahead, I’m working alongside the analyst team to identify and prioritize important changes. It has been an amazing experience so far and I’m extremely thankful to everyone who helped me through this journey.