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November 29, 2010  |  Network Visualization

Career tree for Barack Obama

How did you get to where you are now in your work life? What about Barack Obama? Ashton Kutcher? Jon Stewart? In a collaboration between Newsweek and Bocoup, the Career Tree displays your LinkedIn profile (or a handful of celebrities) as a budding network.

Using the Raphaƫl JavaScript library and the LinkedIn JavaScript API, the Career Tree starts with the summary of yourself and then works its way up. Connecting nodes represent companies or organizations, and end nodes represent the position. Positions held longer are indicated with larger green circles.

For example, Obama's tree starts with his 44th president summary at the tree trunk. Move up, and you hit education. Then next one up, his work life begins.

I don't recommend using this as your résumé for your next job interview (please don't), but it is an interesting look.

[Newsweek | Thanks, Mark]

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