Last weekend, the TalkMap Team attended the Hackathon organized by Voxe.org. So first, shout out to the Voxe Crew for this great event!
If you don’t know Voxe.org, I recommend you go right now on their website. To make it short, the goal of this association is to give the citizens clear and direct access to the propositions of the candidates for presidential elections. They made an awesome job and developed an API to let people make the access to this information even better, and only 14 days after its launch, about 200 000 comparisons have been requested on the website !
Hack The Elections!
The goal of this Hackathon was to co-develop apps extracting data out of their API which could help citizens to vote for the presidential election and thus be more aware of the candidates’ propositions.
They organized a whole weekend of hacking taking place at “Le Camping” which attracted lots of talented developers and designers who formed 11 teams.
And as you probably guessed, out of these 11 teams, stood the TalkMap Team!
We mapped the event, so you can have a look at the other apps developed during the Hackathon :
Introducing “La Criée Nationale”
The idea which came from our geeky minds was, that to raise curiosity of the citizens for the election, we have to make it possible for them to deliberate and to be immersed in a virtual debate room. Just as if they could go to the National Assembly, ask the candidates about their propositions and discuss with other citizens in different chat rooms.
Have a look:
You can move like in Zelda, and when you meet a candidate you can ask him about his propositions and discuss in a chat room with other people interested in the same candidate.
The app is available here, about 150 people already tried it last week and we hope many more will come in our little political “Second Life” and enjoy it!
Some articles have already been written about La Criée Nationale here by Owni and here by LaNetScouade!
Last but not least we have been selected to pitch at the Mash Up Birthday tomorrow, we’ll let you know if we win the contest!
The TalkMap Team,