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Big QuestionData SourceStakeholder (either specific or description)ContributorPrototyper
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Top 40 musicMatt
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Are there disease trends among my patients?athenahealth APIsA doctorMatt
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What's the best time to make something to have it shipped quickly?AIS ships trackingA manufacturerMatt
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Satellite trackingMatt
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http://www.programmableweb.com/apis/directoryMatt
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https://www.publicapis.com/
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https://www.data.gov/developers/apis
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https://www.reddit.com/r/webdev/comments/27nqyk/what_are_some_cool_publicfree_apis/
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Which projects are getting rapidly more commits?GitHubMel Chua, who worked professionally to encourage project based learning through open source technologyMattEmily
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SlackMatt
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Did candidate X's latest announcement help them in the polls?president pollsA political campaign managerMatt
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whale counting bouysMatt
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How can I optimize my schedule?flight dataA friend of mine who's a management consultantMatt
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What routes are most often late?MBTA bus timesA lyft driver who could go where the demand is going to beMatt
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stock pricesMatt
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Should I buy lunch with bitcoin today, or save it?Bitcoin trackingMatt
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A special events manager for the New York City Parks Department (my brother)Matt
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An environmental reporter (a friend)Matt
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A real estate developer, who focuses on communal living (a friend)Matt
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Anyone from Olin (like the collaboratory, dining hall, OSL)Matt
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How can we predict what shows you'll enjoy?NetflixNicole
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Who are a company's best customers?Financial APIs (http://www.programmableweb.com/category/financial/api)The companyZarin
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What's the best time of the day/week to book a flight?airplane passengersEmilyNicole
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Which site can I get the cheapest tickets with a good deal?studentsClaireClaire
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When is the best time to fly?airplane passengersEmily
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What are most common causes for emergency room visits?hospitalsEmilyNick
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Which streets have the most car accidents?cities, motor vehicle departmentsEmily
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Rainfall trends in certain locations/ecosystems?Emily
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Trends in music pieces?students in the music instrument alumni seminarEmily
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Natural disaster trends in various locations?Emily
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Not sure if there's an API, but here are datasets? Would like to ideate more on thispeople with disabilitiesEmily
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http://www.hscic.gov.uk/mhldds
people with disabilitiesEmily
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http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/disabilityandhealth/datasets.html
people with disabilitiesEmily
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when the T comesMBTA Claire
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Olin related trends in social mediaTwitter, Facebook, etc APIsJoe Hunter at OlinJoe
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Reddit front page trendsScraping redditJoeZarin
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Fun stuff in Boston!Facebook events, ticketmasterStudents, bostoniansClaire
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Currency Rate right now and calculate the amount that you will be losing/gaining (potentially) World bank siteStudents, travellers, exchange studentsClaire
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How can you increase your odds at winning jeopardy? (or just impress your friends)200,000 Jeopardy questions and answers https://www.reddit.com/r/datasets/comments/1uyd0t/200000_jeopardy_questions_in_a_json_file/Jeopardy fansNicole
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Price of milk right nowgrocery sites, Matt's fake dataMilk loversClaire
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current gas price in different statesGas companiesCar ownerClaire
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How much is the concert X
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Visualize your stock/mutual fund investments as their share price fluctuatesNick
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