Johnatan Feinberg, a Senior Software Engineer at IBM, has developed what he calls "a toy for generating word clouds", choosing from different layout schemas, fonts and colors. The name of the toy is Wordle; also check out the blog if you want to stay tuned.
These are two examples obtained parsing a slightly modified version of my cv. As the software is an applet and there's not a "save as image" option and the printscreen leads to low quality images, I printed the clouds using PDFCreator, then enlarged it and selected the content with the snapshot tool. The final step involved some cropping and resizing in Photoshop.
My next step will probabily be a Photoshop session to blend the clouds with one of my pictures to get a sort of visual cv, maybe this could contribute to the "wow this guy's a class act!" attitude during interviews :-)
2 days ago