Back to photography – Photos collection 1 (Al Manara Beirut)

Lately, I have decided to go back to photography, I am not a professional photographer, but I used to take a lot of photos many years ago.

Below are some photos I took today at Al Manara – Beirut.

Feel free to use them however you want, the pictures are licensed under the Creative Commons license (CC-BY 4.0).

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A 3D world is worth a thousand charts

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, I believe a 3D world is worth a thousand charts.

Lately I was experimenting with BabylonJS (A 3D engine based on WebGL/Web Audio and JavaScript) , and I realized how powerful it is to build 3D environments inside the web browser! especially that we can now import data and visualize them inside a 3D world.

The possibilities are endless, and since we now have an additional dimension to present our data, we are able to gain new insights that normal 2D charts can’t easily provide.

For experimental (and pure fun!) purposes, I built a 3D app that imports chat messages from MENA Devs slack group and then converted these messages into cool 3D objects that you can view in a three dimensional space directly from the web browser!

I discussed the app’s architecture and I showed some demos at “The 3rd MENA Devs meetup”.

Watch the talk below, and let me know what you think: