TWIST2018 Hackdays in Zürich

su-pa took part in the first TWIST2018 Hackdays !

9 teams were formed on site using and experimenting with open and linked data in collaboration. Besides a lot of other data sets the Statistical Office of the City of Zurich has freshly decided to publish its data as Linked Open Data at the very day of the TWIST2018 Hackdays.

Our hack team created the Zurich's big 5 project together. It's about newcomers in Zurich: Which city quarter matches your preferences? You can find it out by ranking the 5 predefined criteria. The results of data analysis, SPARQL queries and programming are shown in an interactive map. Check it out!

Project website (hack version)

Zurich's big 5 - Which living quarter fits you best?
Source code on github

*We had a blast meeting engaged hackers, expanding knowledge and skills. And all took place in a friendly atmosphere and well organized context.

New su-pa server, "The horses", "Quick Boxes" and other stuff

supa has a brand new web server, a Windows Server 2016 with IIS 10 which is currently (one of) the most robust server, both in security and performance issues available.

  • The server runs as a VM (Virtual Machine) on Microsoft Azure
  • About 20 web apps are running on the web server, inclusive save-energy.tips, the students' project website (WordPress).
  • "The horses" (the working and interaction environment for students and teachers, more infos on teachingweb.org) are not on the new web server but all previous "horses" More...