1. Humans of BuzzFeed
2. Video Binge
3. One Search
4. Flux Capacitor
5. BuzzFeed News Mobile
6. Speedy Meter
Speedy meter is a component within the CMS that displays post performance metrics after save/publish. It's intended to give feedback to the editor to help inform content optimization.
Its built using Tornado Web Server and PhantomJS to create an API that returns a HAR (HTTTP Archive) file for a provided URL. Once the post is saved in the CMS we send that URL to the API and get a HAR file as a response.
We then analyze the data and display a relative score to the user.
Hacked by Nick Hedberg and Benjamin Stockwell.
7. NYC BikeShare Wait Time Predictor.
The Hack: Use CitiBike Trip Data to Predict Bike Arrival and Departure Times.
Team: Peter Karp & Paola Maldonado
8. BF Hack Week Tech Takeover on Snapchat
Bulletin is an internal Craigslist for BuzzFeed. When people want to sell something (concert tickets, furniture, an apartment sublet), they usually e-mail the entire company, which leads to people replying all and it becomes a huge thread. Bulletin allows people to post listings of items they would like to sell. People can go on to browse what is available and contact the person directly if they are interested in buying the item.
Team: Adrienne Fishman and Sabrina Majeed
10. Erlang Fun()
11. Spatial Predictions With BuzzFeed Pageviews
13. Neural Nets
15. Elmventory - Building a BF Inventory Management Tool with Elm
The result is a fun, engaging and lightweight brand experience that works equally well on mobile and desktop. It can be easily shared via url or embedded into a page, and dev time start to finish for all six games only took a week!
Team: Jeff Revesz, Andrew Metersky, Polina Giralt, Greg McLeod, Agustina Varela, Greg Thompson Jr., Rituja Donadkar, Alp Ozcelik, Lindsey Maratta and Swara Kantaria
Winner of the Most Likely to Earn BuzzFeed A Bunch of $$$$ award!
Implements a neural network embedding to automatically tag images and videos that get uploaded into the Buzzfeed CMS so we can compare them for similarity, implement topic searches, and implement recommendations based on topics better in our posts.
Team: Andrew Kellher, Adam Kelleher, Fred Diego
19. Error Scarer
Team: Andrew, Chris K, Laurence, Nelsen, Sean
An application that turned BuzzFeed.com into a musical instrument utilizing the Web Audio API, and auto-generated a song based on the content. We weren't able to able to completely finish the project, but we were able to at least make some noise.
Team: Dominic Hanzely, Andrea Handevidt