MediterráneaJS - a two-day not-for-profit conference about JavaScript and digital technology. Organised by BarcelonaJS for the community.


June 22 + 23, 2015

Plaça Comercial, 12 08003

Thomas Steiner

Dr. Thomas Steiner

In his day job, Thomas Steiner—or simply Tom—works as an Ads Solutions Engineer at Google in Hamburg, Germany. At the same time, he does research on all sorts of applications of the Semantic Web in his role as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Université de Lyon, France. He holds a PhD from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. Tom is tomayac on GitHub, Twitter, and his blog

Disaster Detection and Monitoring with Wikipedia and JavaScript

In this talk, I will describe a global and language-independent detection and monitoring system for disasters based on exactly 287 Wikipedia realtime edit streams. I use Node.js on the server and vanilla JavaScript on the client, including a little-known browser API called Server-Sent Events. The source code of the application is shared under the permissive Apache 2.0 license, so that others can build upon it and extend it. Be safe!



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