preview DataSkop: YouTube

DataSkop: YouTube

Reverse engineering large tech platforms via crowdsourcing

July 2021

As part of my job for AlgorithmWatch, we built software tools to investigate algorithms on tech platforms, e.g. recommendations.

DataSkop comprises of two parts:

  1. an Electron-based Desktop application where user-specific data, e.g. personalized recommendations, gets scraped
  2. a Web-based platform where data donors manage their data and editors can configure their donation investigation

In the project, I was the most senior software developer and was responsible for the software architecture, among other things. I collaborated with frontend developers, designers and researches.