Last weekend, Engagor organised their hacktheelections hackaton. The Datablend team (Quentin, Stijn and Davy) was joined by Marc Broos, Tim Coene and Josbert van de Zande with one goal in mind: trying to visualise the (pre-arranged?) political coalition and, if possible, also predict the formation-period. Technically, we extracted over 160K tweets through the Engagor API.
Storing massive amounts of data in a NoSQL data store is just one side of the Big Data equation. Being able to visualize your data in such a way that you can easily gain deeper insights, is where things really start to get interesting. Lately, I’ve been exploring various options for visualizing (directed) graphs, including