Following Up: The Great Urban Hack

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

This past weekend, journalists and developers pulled an all-nighter at the Great Urban Hack, where they helped create projects to help New Yorkers gather information they need and strengthen community. Projects ranged from taxi data visualization to mapping New York's roaches. Beth Davidz, senior developer at AOL; Zoe Fraade-Blanar, technology consultant for news media; and Maxwell Shron, data scientist for OK Cupid, share their stories from the event. 


Beth Davidz, Zoe Fraade-Blanar and Maxwell Shron

Comments [5]


pacmanhattan needed lots of extra humans to coordinate a game.

We're doing it with mobile and web software so 3-5 people can just show up somewhere and easily play on a map they pre-defined.

If you want to be notified when the game is ready to play, sign up at

@SuzanneNYC @bernie Each of us at the hackathon paid $25.

Nov. 09 2010 12:47 PM

@ Bernie -- what makes you think these guys were paid by WNYC. And particularly with your money. Perhaps it was privately funded. I never understand the urge to threaten every time you encounter something you don't like. Think of the bigger picture.

Nov. 09 2010 12:01 PM
spencer from Midtown

Street Pac-Man has been done before, but not quite the same way:

Sounds like a fun event!

Nov. 09 2010 12:00 PM
bernie from bklyn

why take my post down? ru afraid other listeners feel the same way?

Nov. 09 2010 11:53 AM

Are they using augmented reality in any of the apps?

Nov. 09 2010 11:48 AM

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