Open Summer of code 2015 was a 3 week programme in Namur, Ghent and Hasselt. The goal: provide 23 Belgian based students the training, network and support necessary to transform 6 open innovation projects into powerful real-world services.
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Meet Bieblo, a lil’ fellow that wants to help your child find his or her new favorite book. By asking what your kid likes, whether it’s magic or sports, Bieblo suggests relevant books that are right up their alley and available in the nearest library. It’s a fun and user-friendly way to bring books back to young children.
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DCAT is a set of terms that describes datasets and standardises them. This way, computers can easily tell what certain datasets are about, without any human interaction. DCAT has three subprojects: integrating DCAT in IPT for INBO, extending a DCAT Drupal Module and creating a DCAT validator for the Flemish Government.
Relying on paper calendars is so 1995. So here’s educal, an interactive management platform that allows schools to manage multiple calendars online. Those calendars can easily be integrated into the parents digital agenda’s in just a few clicks.
This team scrapes all the data from the NMBS website, and transforms them into GTFS-files that can easily be used by 3rd parties to make transport applications. But even then, that leaves us with data that only applies to a perfect world that has no need for realtime information. That brings us to their second challenge: to make a realtime GTFS-RT feed that gives us that information as well.
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Do you have any idea how to calculate the energy effeciency of your home by yourself? This Leiedal application combines useful information and playful animations. That way, the energy usage of your home will not have any more secrets. Thanks to clear and personal advice you will be able to optimize your house and save money on your energy bill.
Brecht Van De Vyvere
Michiel De Wilde
Simon Van Cauter