Helsingin Sanomat organized a data journalism hackathon at Open Knowledge festival 21.9.2012. Some 60 journalists and coders participated in effort to make news apps out of data.
Here are some of the results. All, uncurated results can be found here.
Global life story
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Idea: What would your life be, if you lived somewhere else?
Who made it: Heli Suominen, Dan O’Huiginn, Lieven Janssen, Miet Claes
Link to separate page here.
Child Mortality in three countries
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Idea: Compare child mortality in three different countries.
Who made it: Aranita Brahaj, Kalle Tiihonen, Vesa Lindqvist
World Failure Development
Idea: Really simple and sleek visualization where you can see how a country’s failure indexes are developing. You can also compare countries indexes.
Who made it: Bhabishyat Bikram kc, Anjesh Tuladhar, Kobra Koskinen, Tero Nikkilä
Working prototype version here.
Where the borders are highest
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Idea: Borders separate people from each other, but where are the differences the most extreme?
Who made it: Martti Leppänen, Tuomo Pietiläinen, Juuso Koponen
Gender equality in schools and development aid, 2009
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Idea: Visualize how many girls there are in schools in comparison to boys.
Who made it: Jyri Tuulos, Inka Kovanen, Pernilla Näsfors
Idea: The idea is to examine if there is a correlation between the happiness index and failness index.
Who made it: Paola Livorsi, Ben Dromey, Samuli Kaipiainen
Link to a working prototype here.
Changes in Failed state index
Idea: Show, how the failed state index has changed in the past years.
Who made it: Forrest Oliphant, Sridhar Pabbisetty, Jarmo Lahti
Happiness index and suicide rate
Water and security?
Idea: Is lack of access to clean, safe water a politically destabilizing issue?
Who made it: Tim Herzog, Matti Mielonen
Facebook divorce correlation
Idea: Correlate facebook penetration and divorce rate.
Who made it: @LauraHuu, @mjleino, @gommit