Posts by Category: Research Resources

ReDash – Make Your Company Data Driven

September 19, 2017

ReDash – Make Your Company Data Driven
https://redash.io/

Redash is an open source tool for teams to query, visualize and collaborate. Redash is quick to setup and works with any data source you might need so you can query from anywhere in no time. Share your results and dashboards with other team members and empower your entire organization to be data driven with no-code filters and parameters that instantly adjust. Get alerts for pre-defined triggers to your email, Slack or Hipchat (you can setup a custom webhook as well). Redash is our take on freeing the data within our company in a way that will better fit our culture and usage patterns. We tried to use traditional BI suites and discovered a set of bloated, technically challenged and slow tools/flows. What we were looking for was a more hacker’ish way to look at data, so we built one. Redash was built to allow fast and easy access to billions of records, that we process and collect using Amazon Redshift (“petabyte scale data warehouse” that “speaks” PostgreSQL). Today Redash has support for querying multiple databases, including: Redshift, Google BigQuery,Google Spreadsheets, PostgreSQL, MySQL, Graphite, Axibase Time Series Database and custom scripts. Main Features include: 1) Query editor – enjoy all the latest standards like auto-complete and snippets. Share both your results and queries to support an open and data driven approach within the organization; 2) Visualization – once you have your dataset, select one of our /9 types of visualizations/ for your query. You can also export or embed it anywhere; 3) Dashboard – combine several visualizations into a topic targeted dashboard; 4) Alerts – get notified via email, Slack, Hipchat or a webhook when your query’s results need attention; and 5) API – anything you can do with the UI, you can do with the API. Easily connect results to other systems or automate your workflows. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Statistics Resources and Big Data Subject Tracer™.

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Drake – Data Workflow Tool

September 18, 2017

Drake – Data Workflow Tool
https://github.com/Factual/drake

Drake is a simple-to-use, extensible, text-based data workflow tool that organizes command execution around data and its dependencies. Data processing steps are defined along with their inputs and outputs and Drake automatically resolves their dependencies and calculates: a) which commands to execute (based on file timestamps); and b) in what order to execute the commands (based on dependencies). Drake is similar to GNU Make, but designed especially for data workflow management. It has HDFS support, allows multiple inputs and outputs, and includes a host of features designed to help you bring sanity to your otherwise chaotic data processing workflows. This will be added to Script Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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FreeText.biz – Keeping Text Messages Free and Honest

September 18, 2017

FreeText.biz – Keeping Text Messages Free and Honest
http://www.freetext.biz/

reeText.biz is the premeire online text messaging establishment. They own some of the most popular text messaging sites on the web, and pioneered some of the most innovative ideas (like text message reminders). FreeText.biz sites rely on on-site adveritsements to pay their costs, so they will never sell or share any of your information with anybody else. In fact, the recipient never even sees an advertisement! They value your privacy. FreeText.biz was the first (and one of the only) text message sites with an opt out program allowing you to block your number from receiving messages from our sites – so you don’t receive unwanted text messages. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Hunter – Connect With Anyone

September 18, 2017

Hunter – Connect With Anyone
https://hunter.io/

Hunter lets you find email addresses in seconds and connect with the people that matter for your business. Services include: a) Domain Search – The Domain Search lists all the people working in a company with their name and email adress found on the web. With 200+ million email addresses indexed, effective search filters and scoring, it’s the most powerful email-finding tool ever created; b) Email Finder – Find the email addresses of people you want to connect one by one or in bulk to enrich your database. The Email Finder uses a large number of signals to find the proven or most probable email address of anyone in a fraction of a second; and c) Email Verifier – The Email Verifier does a complete check of the email address to let you send your emails with complete confidence. As it uses their unique set of data, the Email Verifier can return a result even where other classical verification tools fail. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to eCommerce Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Web Data Extractors white paper.

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Deckard Intelligence – Your AI For Project Management

September 18, 2017

Deckard Intelligence – Your AI For Project Management
https://deckard.ai/

Deckard Intelligence is the AI engine built to automate time estimations, optimize sprint planning and increase team performance. Turn your backlog data into a productive workflow! They are highly qualified experts in the area of machine learning, AI, data science, software engineering and security. Their mission is to shape your idea into product solutions and to optimise your business with core code knowledge and algorithm crafting. Services include: a) Data science and analytics – They extract valuable information from your (un)structured data and create applications to leverage it and tackle your most challenging problems; b) Architecture and Data Infrastructure – Let them help you implement data processing pipelines, streaming analytics, and data warehouses to process, analyze, and protect your data; c) Machine Learning and A.I. – They can help you design and implement custom machine learning solutions to make your products and services smarter and efficient; and d) Medical technology – They work with big corporations and startups to innovate businesses, disrupt markets and design products that will make an impact and change the lives of millions of people. this will be added to Artificial Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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CloudApp – Instant Video and Image Sharing Platform for Professionals

August 31, 2017

CloudApp – Instant Video and Image Sharing Platform for Professionals
https://www.getcloudapp.com/

CloudApp is an instant video and image sharing platform for professionals. CloudApp is the fastest way to capture and embed video, GIFs, screencasts and marked up images throughout business workflows (eg. software development, design, customer success, support, sales, marketing). CloudApp also make is super quick and easy to share with others, whether you are a freelance designer, web developer, software engineer, customer service professional, or a startup founder. Every file you create is safely and securely stored in the cloud, and accessible via our native Mac and Windows Apps, or shareable on the web through unique, secure and password protected cl.ly short links. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Anchor – Make Cool Audio Directly From Your Phone

August 31, 2017

Anchor – Make Cool Audio Directly From Your Phone
https://anchor.fm/

Record your voice or any audio around you in seconds; it’s as easy as talking on the phone. The easiest way to make a podcast, ever. Once you’ve added some audio to the app, just choose a name for your podcast and you’re done. That’s literally it. Interview your friends – Call anyone you know and capture the conversation, even if they don’t have the Anchor app installed. Broadcast and share the audio right from your phone. Add real music from Apple Music and Spotify. Add any track from your favorite services to your Anchor station! Listeners with premium accounts can even stream the full song. Works on iPhones, iPads, and Android devices of all shapes and sizes. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Digital Democracy – Search for Bills, Hearings, Speakers, Committees and Organizations

August 29, 2017

Digital Democracy – Search for Bills, Hearings, Speakers, Committees and Organizations
https://www.digitaldemocracy.org/

Digital Democracy is a project of the Institute for Advanced Technology and Public Policy at the California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo. This free online platform offers a searchable database of state legislative committees hearings, allowing the user to search videos by keyword, topic, speaker, organization or date. Digital Democracy is a first-of-its-kind tool because it transcribes legislative hearing videos and makes them available in their searchable entirety. These data rich transcripts represent an entirely new universe of information previously unavailable to the public. A robust database of all speakers tracks individual participants’ testimony and positions, as well as other essential information such as campaign donation and gift histories. Digital Democracy also offers complete text, history and other information on all bills introduced before the state legislature, as well and legislative bill analyses and information on upcoming legislative hearings. This project is pushing beyond the technical challenges of providing mere access to information, instead focusing on how this new data set can be meaningfully interpreted and acted upon by individual citizens and grassroots organization to achieve effective action. Tools within the system allow a user to quickly and easily search, locate, view, clip, and share this information and opinions on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms. The video clips provide dynamic content for citizen activists, community organizers, traditional journalists as well as online media outlets, bloggers, educators, researchers, professional associations, and government watchdogs. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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The OpenAIRE2020 Project

August 29, 2017

The OpenAIRE2020 Project
https://www.openaire.eu/project-factsheets

50 partners, from all EU countries, and beyond, will collaborate to work on this large-scale initiative that aims to promote open scholarship and substantially improve the discoverability and reusability of research publications and data. The initiative brings together professionals from research libraries, open scholarship organisations, national e-Infrastructure and data experts, IT and legal researchers, showcasing the truly collaborative nature of this pan-European endeavor. A network of people, represented by the National Open Access Desks (NOADs), will organise activities to collect H2020 project outputs, and support research data management. Backing this vast outreach, is the OpenAIRE platform, the technical infrastructure that is vital for pulling together and interconnecting the large-scale collections of research outputs across Europe. The project will create workflows and services on top of this valuable repository content, which will enable an interoperable network of repositories (via the adoption of common guidelines), and easy upload into an all-purpose repository (via Zenodo). OpenAIRE2020 will assist in monitoring H2020 research outputs and will be a key infrastructure for reporting H2020’s scientific publications as it will be loosely coupled to the EC’s IT backend systems. The EC’s Research Data Pilot will be supported through European-wide outreach for best research data management practices and Zenodo, which will provide long-tail data storage. Other activities include: collaboration with national funders to reinforce the infrastructure’s research analytic services; an APC Gold OA pilot for FP7 publications with collaboration from LIBER; novel methods of review and scientific publishing withthe involvement of hypotheses.org; a study and a pilot on scientific indicators related to open access with CWTS’s assistance; legal studies to investigate data privacy issues relevant to the Open Data Pilot; international alignment with related networks elsewhere with the involvement of COAR. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Dat – Open Source Decentralized Data Sharing Tool

August 28, 2017

Dat – Open Source Decentralized Data Sharing Tool
https://datproject.org/

Dat is a grant-funded, open-source, decentralized data sharing tool for efficiently versioning and syncing changes to data. Dat can be used to version data locally, or to share and sync data over the internet. Dat includes an optional peer-to-peer distribution system, meaning that the more widely that a dataset is shared, the faster it is for users to retrieve or sync a copy, and the more redundant that the dataset’s availability becomes. By building tools to build and share data pipelines, we aim to bring to data a style of collaboration similar to what Git brings to source code. Dat is designed as a general-purpose tool for any data on the Web, with our main priority being to ensure scientific data can be more easily published and archived. Dat is fully open source and is built using JavaScript, Node.js and Electron. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Script Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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