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Visualize team email network with new MIT tool (openteam.info)
78 points by cesifoti 65 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 19 comments

Cesar Hidalgo, the team lead, is a pretty interesting guy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C%C3%A9sar_Hidalgo and also the person behind the "Atlas of Economic Complexity" http://atlas.cid.harvard.edu/ and Brazil's "Data Viva" http://dataviva.info/en/

The guy was also involved with an earlier iteration of the tool: https://immersion.media.mit.edu/

In fact, i had used the tool and thought this new one looks familiar. That's how I came to know of Hidalgo. Some pretty interesting projects he's been part of

Also, http://language.media.mit.edu/visualizations/books (although I was directly involved with this one :)

This is very cool; is there a similar tool (or map this one) to Slack?

I found this article about the concept (via different tool) applied to Slack.

> https://www.fastcompany.com/3061976/see-whats-really-going-o...

Seems like there may be a slack integration, just not thoroughly documented -- e.g. https://github.com/MacroConnections/openteams/blob/550b7bd43...

Should be a way to run this on my own server. I don't like to give full access to all my teams e-mails/data.

4th paragraph on landing page:

>If you are interested on using OpenTeams in a secure setting, please use the opensource code to spin your own private instance of OpenTeams

Seems rather easy to do so. [0] Python 2.7, Nginx, MongoDB, with a screen-based shell script to launch once all the dependencies are in place.

[0] https://github.com/MacroConnections/openteams

Same. That’s a bit of a non-starter as even my non-work email isn’t appropriate to share with some random third party. Even if their intentions are good, how could I ever determine if they have appropriate security?

I work for an architecture/design company and we've been using very similar homebrewed software + surveys to analyze what departments need to be near each other for college campuses.

Thanks for making me temporarily deaf. WTF.


And to discover the key people in networks you are part of. There are always some hubs to all networks and the tool makes an interesting visualisations if these hubs changing over time.

To slap those mass emailers on the wrist for just emailing, appearing busy but just eating everyone's time ;)

Autoplaying background music. Why?

Ditto! It felt like I'm back in 1995, had to take the headphones off as also the volume is pretty high.

Shall II carry on and start looking for MARQUEE in the page's source?

Edit: just googled MARQUEE. Nice trolling, Google.

What's the troll? I just googled MARQUEE and it looks like any other search results page.

Search "marquee html"

Ah! Neat Easter egg. The "About 23,300,000 results (0.34 seconds)" text is a marquee.

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