Sunday, March 14, 2010
Some of the websites I've developed previously are Hotellkartan.se, Annonskartan.se, Restaurangkartan.se and Boutique hotels London, Paris, New York, Cape Town, Berlin. Also, check out Slottskartan.se and Spahotellkartan.se.
My philosophy is to develop simple and useful websites, at low cost. And f-a-s-t, of course. After launch the websites should preferably by self-sustainable.
At the moment I'm on parental leave, so the Bonnier Hack Day will be a nice break from things :)
Other sites in development are pleaces where people can find frisörer, teatrar, cafeer, restauranger, museer, barer, hotell, vandrarhem, butiker, företag, tatuerare, pizzerior, skönhet, spa, tandlakarkartan.se, apotek, kiropraktorer, massage, trafikskolor, bil-relaterat, butiker, nagelsalonger och mäklare
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Several people have sent me emails regarding practical details, such as agenda and address, so I decided to summarize eveything here.
Note: Hack Day is first and foremost about having fun and making something you've dreamt of doing. The elevator pitch session/competition is a "bonus".
Thursday March 11
12-2 pm Lunch + general information + open mic session with speakers, among others Per Åström (TV4); Jyri/Ulla-Maaria Engeström (Thinglink); Saplo; Jayway; Ted Valentin; Chris Thorpe (the Guardian). Let me know if you want to sign up too.
2 pm Coffee + Hack Day competition begins
5 pm Dinner
Friday March 12
8 am Breakfast
12 pm Lunch
2 pm Hack Day competition ends + quick coffee break
2-3 pm Elevator pitch session with jury (2 min pitch + 1 min feedback per team).
The jury consists of: The R&D team, Jocke Jardenberg and Erich Hugo (Bonnier Digital)
Adress: Kungsgatan 49, close to Hötorget. Take the elevator to floor 7.
You can reach me at 070-207 5096.
Internet: vouchers with 48h passwords for the wireless network will be handed out in the beginning. The wireless network should eb able to handle 50+ people, but to be on the safe side, wired connections will be made available too. If you have a 3G dongle, feel free to bring it.
Who owns the rights to the concept I develop? Since Bonnier Hack Day is arranged internally, during regular work hours, the Bonnier company you work for owns the rights. External participants are expluded, of course.
Which criteria will the jury evaluate the concepts/products based on? Factors such as consumer demand, uniqueness, revenue potential, scalability, achievability, as well as how well it fits into the "Bonnier context". We use three key categories: concept, business and execution (utförande).
Monday, March 8, 2010
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Entity Tagging: Identify persons, organizations and places mentioned in the text.
Related entities: Pick out the entities that are relevant to each other. I.e. related entities to Barack Obama may be the United States, Hillary Clinton, Democrats.
Similar articles: Find articles that have a similar meaning. I.e. an article on ice hockey may have matching articles about NHL, hockey, sports, etc.
Related articles: Find articles that are related to each other. Gives even tighter relationship than "similar articles". Apart from a semantic matching we also check entities and relationships between people, places and organizations.
Topics: Categorization of texts based on predefined semantic topics / contexts. I.e. create an economic context and a sport context and then let Saplo automatically categorize texts to each category.
What can you build with Saplo API?
Trends: Using Entity tagging check persons, organizations and places that are trending now. Build a portal that aggregates all the articles and information (pictures, facts) that exist within the Bonnier Group for these "hot" trends. Can also be used with related articles, and related tags.
Themes: Build pages that discuss a particular theme. Create contexts for texts i.e. Banking / Finance and then collect all the articles on banking / finance as a particular theme or tag. Can also use entity tagging and create a theme for each tag. Using external services such as Wikipedia, flickr, etc. to enrich the page. (ref. nytimes.com, sydsvenskan.se)
Linking articles to travel sites: By Entity tagging find locations mentioned in articles and connect to apis that sell travel, etc. to find new dimensions for advertising.
Friday, March 5, 2010
We're team Thinglink. Our business is connecting physical objects -- things -- to their stories, their creators, and the people that love and own them. We think there are a lot of these lonely things sitting idle around the planet, and that people on the internets are the best medium to connect them to each other.
Ulla-maaria Engeström (@ullamaaria) is the CEO and Founder of Thinglink, and most certainly the best dressed person on the team. She's a crafty lady who loves design.
Jyri Engeström (@jyri) is the VP Product and Co-Founder of Thinglink, and is the most able bodied and gregarious person on the team. He is a sociologist who is best known for co-founding Jaiku.
Ryan Betts (@hitsmachines) is the team Interaction Engineer, and has a sense of humor that will most certainly cause you to groan. He is an Interaction Designer formerly of Blast Radius, who fancies himself to be a web developer.
We look forward to meeting all of you, and having a terribly fun and productive time.
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Monday, March 1, 2010
This was the most humble name we could think of. Think of Charles Bukowski and you will probably be far of when it comes to our highly secret project.
Designer Erika Kihlgård (@erikakihlgard) pushes pixels, masters Mag+’s and tries to defy winter in 4” heels. (Spoiler alert: It almost worked). She holds the record for most web designs in a single day and on Hack Day she will probably leave the premises a few times out of boredom. On a daily basis, Erika works as the Art Director for Bonnier Tidskrifter Digitala Medier and has some funny looking glasses at the office.”
Paperboy turned digihead, Fredrik Strömberg (@stroemberg) is probably THE participant at Hack Day who knows the least about code and programming. This is something he will use shamelessly to his advantage, in order to be the most annoying team member on site. Otherwise – creative director at Bonnier Tidskrifter and proprietor of one of Websweden’s finest musical tastes.
Fredrik Davidsson (@fdqps) started out his working career as a Scanner operator but within some years found himeslef working for Quark. This lead him into editorial systems and large image banks for newspapers. He has coded PHP since 1996 and tried most of the other languages along the way but keep coming back to PHP. As one of the founders of Teknograd AS and AB he have the opportunity to make up his own title which currently is Head of Innovation.