2015-08-11 Scraping Wikipedia to Build a Historical Trivia Game
http://jbuckland.com/test-of-time
http://github.com/ambuc/test-of-time

The Test of Time is a historical trivia game where you order events chronologically, guessing which events came before and after each other. As the round goes on, it becomes harder to pinpoint exactly when obscure events happened. That’s pretty much all there is to it.

Julian and I decided to build this after thinking about how much excellent data was locked up inside Wikipedia as unformatted plaintext. We found a fantastic corpus created by Dr. Daniel Heinert for extracting chronological events, downloaded a bunch of events, and reformatted them into JSON. The interface uses the Materialize CSS library and Google’s Material Icons.