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Results? Check what 18 project teams did at this hackathon

People from 12 countries worked on 18 projects – check the awsome job they did at Code for Freedom #c4freedom:



1. Not only elections – Civic participation toolset

By Weronika Grzejszczak from Code for Poland and Foundation ChomONto from Łódź & Thomas Tursics from Code for Germany.
Internet platform to rise awearnes about local & national legislation and to connect leaders of social actions with people who might support them.
Check the final presentation here and the initial website:





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2.  Not in my back yard –

By  Martyna Adamczak, Magdalena Abraham, Andrzej Mikołajewski, Radosław Michalski, Bartosz Cytrowski & Stefan Zachara. will be a database created by city residents and it will be used to share information on planned investments, in particular those sparkling controversy. We want to create a platform for communication and a zone for negotiations between investors and local communities because we deeply believe that any investment with local contexts incorporated in its design proves more efficient, functional and – consequently – more viable. During the hackathon we managed to turn our idea into a working prototype! :) We even received the first feedback about an investment in Trójmiasto. Check it:



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By Jason Addie & Eric Barret.

xTraktr is a tool that helps to organize, share, and render useful statistical survey data and other kinds of structured data so people can find it, explore it (cross-tabs), visualize it (charts, tables, choropleth maps), and export and embed it in other media. We did it all during the hackathon.  It’ll be available in near future under this address (not ready yet): Check GitHub and the code being used for this project here:




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By Mikołaj Sochacki
Platform for education content. It consist of two parts.
Teacher can make own lesson and give access for logged pupils. They can export data from the second part of the application. Official page contains encyclopedia, articles, and questions. Materials available on the platform are free to use and modify like in wikipedia, but easier and fitted to level of skills of pupils.



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5. – who owns media?
By Ingrida Palaimaite & Viktor Miletskyi from Transparency International Lithuania with help from Arek Sołdon and Knut Hühne.

We took the media ownership data and created a tool that allows Lithuanians to quickly and conveniently find out who owns online portals, newspapers, TV & radio stations and news agencies in Lithuania since 1996. Not only that – it also allows for accessing visualized networks of how media and business are interlinked in Lithuania. See it yourself During the hackathon we created a plug-in that pops up when you visit a portal and allows you to easily see who owns the media that you are just visiting.



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6.  Civic Data Mining
By Watchdog Polska, Karol Breguła, Jan Kunert & Kamil Breguła,  with help of Wiktor Fijałkowski.
We  are creating a tool that in an easy and user-friendly way helps to:

  1. Gather big data from a lot of public institutions
  2. Encourage citizens to analyse the data
  3. Provide macihne-readable datasheets.
    During the hackathon we created the admin panel and 90% of graphic works & front-end code and we prepared the system for receiving emails. Next step is to integrate it.


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7.  IQMEL application for the skin protection
By Bartosz Galica & Agata Wojtacka with mentoring support from Krzysiek Gontarek.
This application aims to help to prevent skin cancer. During the hackathon Bartek gathered feedback about his initial idea and with support from mentors redefined the concept for the app.



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8.  Russian DemocraMeter
By Damian Dzieduch from The Civil Affairs Institute (INSPRO) & Paweł Purski from the Common Europe Foundation

Not all Russian citizens are autocracy lovers. Although polls show that the overwhelming majority of Russians support Mr. Putin, there is still around 20 million people – roughly the population of Czech Republic and Hungary combined – that are for democracy in Russia. Let’s show their strenght in absolute numbers and calculate the internal dynamics of this group. Let’s count freedom and democracy supporters from Russia! During the hackathon we prepared a widget that is embeddable at any WordPress website. Now we need to develop an algorithm for calculating the process.



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9. Yet another CFAPI browser
By Pavlik Elf

One of possible browsers for data harvested by Code for All API. Aiming to improve discoverability of existing projects so more people can contribute to them instead of reinventig the wheel. For more information check github page




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10.  Tribunal
By Andrei Petcu
Tribunal is a project that aims to bring more transparency in the Romanian justice system. It has a performance indicator computed from several other parameters. At the hackathon Andrey added a map with the courts so citizens can find their court in a more intuitive way. Tribunal is a free software project that we hope to be reused by other activists from other countries. You can find out more at this URL




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By Igor Ponosov, Oleg Gant, Olga Kravets, Alex Sidorenko, Sveta Shuranova, Sergey Poteryaev.
This project is focusing on attracting public attention to citizens’ right to free access to information in Russian archives. We want to generate models that contain step-by-step recommendations for a would-be user of archive, depending on peculiarities of the inquiry, and offer people some advise about working in archives. (read more)

During the  we managed to create several educational products for our project, such as mock-up for the campaign page to spread the word about the initiative, templates for stickers and manuals. The landing page is in process of being coded.



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12.  A map for staying in contact to continue cooperation
By Knut Hühne  & Tobias Preuss

Guys from Code for Germany went around and talked to the other groups, helping with coding and also trying to connect them. The goal of this was to prevent people from doing work that others had done already. During the hackathon they built a simple map which shows all the participants. It’s a tool for them to stay in touch and to show how international this hackathon was. Check the MAP.




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13.  Digital anti-corruption platform

By Sergiy Kyrylkov & Ilya Shyla
The goal of the project is to strengthen the research and monitoring capacity of the Ukrainian media (investigative journalists). The platform will include 2-3 digital apps that reinforce the investigative journalists in their fight against corruption.


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14.  VoteMapper

By Maxim Dubinin & Denis Rykov
Votemapper is a tool to create interactive web-maps with election results. At the hackathon, Maxim & Denis developed scraping script to grab official elections data from Central Commission of Rusia Website, wrote a manual on how the Votemapper is used, wrote anothe script for data preparation for Votemapper and created a new sample dataset for recent Moscow Duma elections and finally did a major rewrite of the project to handle more complex election when there are multiple candidates at certain subdivision levels.



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15. Parliamentary Monitoring for Transparency Advocacy
By Michal Skop from Kohovolit, Krzysiek Madejski, Kamil Mendelski & Jakub Zarzycki
We develop a platform to monitor, gather and analyze Parliaments data from CEE countries. It’s a comprehensive project and during this hackathon we created coherent and universal, publicly accessable API. The data is served in a machine readable format convenient to use in applications or research. During the hackathon we also developed social embeds to enable users to use data in user-friendly manner.



16.  Bosnian Election Data Portal
By Darko Brkan, Anna Kuliberda, Fedja Kulenovic from Zasto Ne, Alicja Peszkowska & Maciej Biłas.

We aim to improve the understanding of the Bosnian election system among BiH citizens. We developed a platform for visualising the current and future election data. On top of that we created a motion picture explaining the basics of the election system and goverment structure. The hackathon was crucial for finalising the works. Remote work is good, but when an international team meets in person it helps a lot to move forward.
Photo by Alicja Peszkowska.



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17. Map for the homeless
By Igor Ponosov & Sergey Poteryaev
Homeless Map team was exploring mapping solutions including Google Maps Engine, Crowdmap (Ushahidi), Leaflet Maps Marker. Due to the difficulty of the topic (and the ability of conflicting points of view) the project was not finalised.




18. Transparent Kraków
By Jan Niedośpiał and Daniel Macyszyn with coding support of Michał Szkodziński from Code for Poland & some by Wiktor Fijałkowski, designs by Arek Sołdon, parsing support of Kamil & Karol Breguła from, and a very inspiring challenge by Denis Gursky & Vitaly Vlasov.

Transparent Kraków – – is a project that aims to make public life in Krakow…. well, as transparent as it can get.  It aims to empower the investigative journalism and civic control. Our portal is a set of databases, scraped from different public websites and delivered to the users in the most searchable and friendly fashion we could come up with. To make it comprehensively, during the hackathon they visualized the budget of local goverment, and parsed the data of budget summaries of all municipalities in Poland, together with creating a tool for comparing the expenses for different budget positions (i.e. education) from local government budgets.


Photos by Agnieszka Wanat

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