CodeA list of projects I have been involved in (including the software that invisibly runs this website).
- Total-Impact (2011)
- Notabilia (2011)
- ReaderMeter (2010)
- Flickr Group Trackr (2007)
- WikkaWiki (2004)
- IJN Library Management System (2003)
- IJN Content Management System (2002)
- S&M Content Management System (2002)
Total-Impact is a Web service measuring the diverse impact of several types of research artifacts across the Web. It allows users to create collections of identifiers of research papers, datasets, slides, software projects and to generate reports of their respective impact in social media, blogs, wikis and other online scholarly outlets. The concept was originally hacked at the Beyond Impact Workshop° and the project is currently led by Heather Piwowar and Jason Priem under the new name: ImpactStory. Both the original° and the current source code° is released under the MIT License on GitHub. Total-Impact is one of the top 10+1 applications shortlisted for the Mendeley-PLoS Binary Battle° in November 2011. It tweets from @impactstory.
2011 • Flash, Flare, JQuery
Notabilia visualizes the longest Article for Deletion discussions in the English Wikipedia. It's a collaboration with Moritz Stefaner (visualization) and Giovanni Luca Ciampaglia (data analysis) and it was launched on the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of Wikipedia. Article for Deletion (AfD) discussions are represented by a thread starting at the bottom center of the screen. Each time a user recommends to keep, merge, or redirect the article a green segment leaning towards the left is added. Each time a user recommends to delete the article a red segment leaning towards the right is added. As the discussion progresses, the length of the segments as well as the angle slowly decay.
Notabilia is the winner of the interactive visualization gold prize at the Information is Beautiful Awards (2012)° and was listed by Co.Design among the "22 best infographics of 2011"°. It was part of the InForm exhibit° (2011) for the Adobe Museum of Digital Media° and of the FutureEverything Art Exhibition° (Manchester, 2012). It has been featured by The Guardian°, Co.Design°, BoingBoing°, Creative Review°, the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK)°, Information Esthetics°, FlowingData°, DataVisualization.ch°, NetzPolitik°, Visualizing.org°, BigThink,°, Bright Magazine (38/2011)°, Page Magazine (6/2011)°, Information Architects°, PopTech° and Zooz Magazine°.
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2010-present • PHP, JQuery, JSON
ReaderMeter is a mashup visualizing author-level and article-level metrics based on the readership of scholarly publications by a large academic population. Readership data is obtained via the Mendeley API°. ReaderMeter was officially launched at Science Online London 2010°. It was the first public Web app built on top of the Mendeley API° and the first proof-of-concept altmetrics° application. All ReaderMeter contents (including machine-readable JSON data) are released under a CC-BY-SA 3.0 license. As of August 2012, it has generated 1.7M+ publicly indexed, CC-licensed reports.
ReaderMeter has been featured in the Wall Street Journal (Tech News)°, the Guardian°, the Times Higher Education°, the Journal of Informetrics°, the Oxford Internet Institute's report on the Future of Web archives°, TechCrunch°, The Next Web°, Programmable Web ("mashup of the day")°, The Library Journal°, KnowledgeSpeak°, Campus Technology°, GigaOM° and Killer Startups°. It was shortlisted in the "top 10+1 applications that could impact science" by the Mendeley-PLoS Binary Battle° (2011).
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Flickr Group Trackr
Group Trackr is a Web service designed to track and analyse demographic and activity metrics for public Flickr groups. It pulls data from the Flickr API° on a daily basis and generates analytic reports in a variety of formats. Graphs displaying recent group activity are updated on a daily basis and can be exported as widgets. Once a group is tracked, a detailed group activity report is generated with several performance indicators. Group growth data can also be syndicated via feeds or downloaded as CSV. The service includes an internal search engine and generates dynamic maps of the ’flickrsphere’ based on individual group metrics°. It allows group admins to register to the service in order to monitor the temporal evolution of their groups via a dedicated dashboard. The project started in 2007 and has been partly developed since 2008 within FP6 project PATRES° as a tool to obtain data for a series of empirical studies on online group dynamics. As of december 2009, it tracks the daily growth of more than 15K groups and counts 4K registered users°. It currently attracts an average of 30K visits per month and serves 30Gb of traffic per month. It has been featured in popular social media outlets such as Lifehacker°, Programmable Web° ("Best new mashup"), Yahoo! Gallery° ("Editor's picks"), Computational Aesthetics°, Flickrbits°, the Search Engine Journal°, and the Flickr App Garden°.
WikkaWiki is a flexible, standards-compliant and lightweight wiki engine written in PHP and using MySQL to store pages. Designed for speed, extensibility, and security. Released under the GPL license. I contributed to the project as a developer (2004-2006) and since 2006 as project leader, coordinating a team of 9 developers°. WikkaWiki is among the most popular open source wiki engines°, it has a large userbase, a thriving community of contributors and a regular release cycle (2-3 upgrades per year°). It powers thousands of wikis in 37 languages° and is used as a lightweight knowledge management system by large companies (such as Apple, IBM, Alcatel, ABN Amro, HSBC), universities (including Harvard, MIT, CalTech, UCLA, GMU, ETH Zürich) and scientific consortia (such as the Global Biodiversity Information Facility).
IJN Library Management System
The IJN Library Management System is software designed to manage the electronic catalogues, loans and users of the Jean Nicod Institute’s library. It features a browsable public interface to the catalogue, with search and filter options and a list of recent acquisitions; an interface to borrow and return books using barcodes generated by the system; a backend allowing the library administrator to manage new additions and users,generate barcodes for users and books, set automatic reminders and notifications via email; display general usage statistics. The system and its documentation were commissioned by the Jean Nicod Institute° in 2003 and they are currently still in use for the daily management of the library. As of December 2009 the library has a userbase of ca. 300 registered users and 2000 bibliographic records.
IJN Content Management System
The IJN Content Management System is software designed to manage the database-driven website of the Jean Nicod Institute (Paris). It includes a backend that allows the webmaster to manage information about users and activities of the institute in French and English and to maintain an archive of former members and activities. It integrates the user database with the library management system. The system was commissioned by the Jean Nicod Institute° in 2002 and is currently still in use for the daily management of the IJN website.
S&M Content Management System
The S&M Content Management System is software designed to manage the database-driven website of the French Sémantique and Modélisation research network. The purpose of the system is to coordinate researchers from 20 French institutions and labs° participating in a number of joint research activities. The CMS includes a backend that allows the administrator to manage information about participants, research tracks, research subprojects and labs, each of which could stand in many-to- many relations with each other. The CMS was commissioned by the coordinator of the S&M research network in 2002 and is currently still in use for the daily management of network activities.