Exposing Ebola outbreak data

You probably heard about the ongoing Ebola outbreak and may be wondering how bad it really is. I went looking for some hard data which proved to be difficult to obtain so I put on my hacker hat and went about fixing that by creating a node package and an HTTP API that can return the latest data and do basic outbreak projections.

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Visualizing Startup Data

Lately I’ve been spending my time defining key metrics for our SaaS startup Mashape. One of the things we wanted to do was get quick visual feedback of our data. There are a lot of great charting and graphing tools and services, but I ended up falling in love with one javascript library in particular. Rickshaw is built on top of D3.js and comes with all the bells and whistles that you see in enterprise level dashboards.

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