Education can end poverty

The New York Times calls Vittana “The next new thing in charity.” Vittana lets individuals lend funds to college students around the world.

TangoSource worked with KING5 (the King Broadcasting Company) to bring their hackathon winner’s idea to life, with a news reader tool that helps filter over 2000 Seattle blog entries per day. Features included Opencalais integration for geographic placement of blog posts, google maps API integration for map display and filtering, a Searchify integration for news search, and an automated algorithm which performs custom sorting of local content via diverse social media analysis, as well as an admin panel to tune sorting and article location.


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Technologies Used

Ruby on Rails, Open calais Searchify, jQuery, FQL


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