Elections are amazing, and this year we will have four of them in Spain.

Our app is an interactive election dashboard with D3. Sounds cool, right?

During the past year a new trend emerged. With the advent of rapid development frameworks like Rails or Bootstrap newspapers started to offer newsapps, complex applications done in a fast-paced environment with the latest technologies. D3 is a Javascript library for building awesome, custom visualizations, and is the basis of the New York Times legendary charts.

We were inspired after seeing the latest Senate maps of the NYTimes.

We will try to publish the dashboard in a newspaper, so everyone would profit. The ultimate challenge is to update the app in real time during the night of the elections, and we wrote a series of Ruby scripts to transform the dirty government data into a customized, delicate JSON.

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