James Fator

2014 Greylock Hackfest

22 August 2014

TabSpace 2D Graph Rendering

This summer I participated in the 2014 Greylock Hackfest hosted in San Francisco, CA. My team and I ended up placing within the final 10 teams with our product "TabSpace". TabSpace allows for the fast rendering of two-dimensional weighted graphs using a force-directed drawing algorithm all within a browser. We then took that algorithm and applied it to a Facebook newsfeed dataset which allowed us to bring the one-dimensional list of posts into the second dimension. We were able to cluster a typical Facebook newsfeed by similarities in content and who interacted with the various posts. It was an awesome experience and a great method of learning some new algorithms.