Results of the Urban Tensions Hackathon

In collaboration with the Department of Journalism, we completed the “urban tensions” hackathon this past weekend April 8th, where we used previously unavailable datasets to investigate socio-economic issues of urban development surrounding violence, gentrification, inequality, transportation, or housing. Congratulations to the four winning teams including Anqi Liu, Muling Jiang, Liuhuaying Yang, who designed, developed, and implemented a beautiful graphical carbon calculator using d3, and the team of Maeve Donohue, Kate Terrado, and Divya Srinivasan for their analysis of Boston’s homicide data set. Please read an in-depth writeup of the event over at storybench.