As a technical lead, at the Ceweb.br and W3C Brazil Office, I am responsible for the development of the Open Data for Development Network Platform - the OD4D platform. The project is composed by a Network of organizations that started in 2011 as a research project about “Open Data for Public Policy in Latin America." Part of the project was executed W3C Brazil office - and funded by IDRC.
At OD4D, my main goal was to use the concepts of the W3C recommendation for data exchanging at the Web (referred as RDF) directly at the interface of a semantic platform. By doing this, I hope that the end user can perceive the advantages brought by using the data model. I managed to implement features like linked data on/off, graphical statistics about the activities of the partners of the network, graphical representation of the network, among others. I also coordinate teams of companies like Marimbondo, responsible for the frontend of the last version.
The project will be launched in 2016, and the final version it's being developed. I presented a paper about the platform at the 14th International Semantic Web Conference (in 2015). You can access the paper here.
OD4D Platform Architecture
OD4D Home, with "Linked data onn/off" feature
Card history, enabled by turtle notation
Visual presentation of the activity of members of the network. The incredible feature here is presenting data that is outside the platform, using linked data.
Currently, I am the head, at Ceweb.br, of a project that aims to create a dashboard to help lawmakers in the methods involved in rewriting legislative proposals that went through public consultation. The idea is to use deep learning tools to transform the suggestions made upon the bills into enriched data. If useful to someone, I wrote a post about this at Medium.
The project had the first milestone completed, and the Data Protection Bill of Brazil was our "tester bill." In a partnership with the ministry of Justice and the Inweb, from the University of Minas Gerais, the analysis of the public consultation was completed, helping the responsible for the rewriting the proposal on detecting important points, etc.
The idea is to have a dashboard of associations that shows how the steps to rewrite the bill are interconnected. Thus, the idea is to show the possible relations terms, words, expressions and other resources (users, for example) providing suggestions based on deep learning.
This project is still ongoing. Additional info at GitHub repository.
Draft of the diff feature at the Dashboard.
Graph that shows the relationship between comments and articles at the bill.
At my early days at W3C Brazil, I lead hackatons about Open Data. In order to preserve the memory of the best apps of this activity, I am in charge of the implementation of the "Lab.Ceweb", which is a GitHub based platform, using jekyll, that aims to create a showcase of the apps.
The Lab will be launched in April/2016.
Sometimes I help by giving a hand with Art direction for Web Platforms, mainly at our annual conferences. I also help with datavis if there is some spare time.