Best passion projects of 2016? Here's how our readers voted - Technical.ly DC

Creative

Jan. 9, 2017 10:19 am

Best passion projects of 2016? Here’s how our readers voted

This announcement has been a long time coming. Our bad.

Awards season.

(Photo from Flickr user Brad.K, used under a Creative Commons license)

Back in September, dear reader, we threw together a quick poll, asking you to vote for your top 5 #dctech passion projects. Voting closed Sept. 26 but then, well, the line went dead. Our bad.

But even though we’re now in a brand new year (? 2017!), we want to take some time to share the results of the poll with you. Are readers awed by the fun of Social Tables’ ping pong invitational? Or struck by the creativity of pairing NPR stories with appropriate tunes? Or excited about data analysis from civic nonprofit District Ninja?

Of the 14 passion projects and creative side hustles we covered 2016 (plus some that are ongoing projects and one from way back in 2014), here’s which ones came in as the (reader voted) top five. As our editor-in-chief wrote in the post announcing the competition, this work brings “joy and awe and wonder to the vast hellscape that is the modern-day internet.”

And the winners are…

  1. Civic data nonprofit from District Ninja.

  2. 100 Days of Commits from Women Who Code DC.

  3. viewtific from Carla Uriona.

  4. DataLensDC from Kate Rabinowitz. Rabinowitz was also a winner in our inaugural 2016 DC Innovation Awards!

  5. DC Tech Cal from Troy Crosby.

    Advertisement

Congrats to these fine, creative, talented #dctech folks! Working on a new passion project or tech-related side hustle this year? You know what to do.

Organizations: Women Who Code DC
Projects: DataLensDC
-30-
JOIN THE COMMUNITY, BECOME A MEMBER
Already a member? Sign in here

Advertisement

Olli is helping autonomous vehicles become more accessible

For this aspiring designer, the whole world is a template

A DC artist wants screenshots of your weirdest Tinder DMs

SPONSORED

DC

Join our Technical.ly Match beta, an opt-in alternative to recruiting

DC, SF, NYC

Nava

Experienced Software Engineer – Backend

Apply Now
Washington, DC

Nava

Infrastructure Engineer (DC, SF, NYC)

Apply Now
Baltimore, MD

Terbium Labs

Software Engineer

Apply Now

Why Jessica Bell decided to start a podcast

Meet the lawyer behind #dctech’s most prolific Twitter account

This DC dev is bringing back the programming zine

SPONSORED

DC

TEDCO’s Builder Fund is closing the investment gap for more entrepreneurs

Sign-up for daily news updates from Technical.ly Dc

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!