A bit about my recent work:
As the web dev for the Allied Media Conference, I’ve been tasked with creating a system for participants to liveblog about all the sessions at this year’s conference. I decided on setting up a three-part system: a tweet searcher+archiver, a JSON server, and the existing 2010 AMC and USSF discussion message board software.
- Tweet searcher+archiver: a node.js app that reads a filtered twitter feed from the Streaming Twitter API (using a version of twitter-node, separates out relevant hashtags (each relating to a conference session) and stores them in a MySQL db. (80% complete)
- Tweet server: another node.js app, this time a HTTP server using djangode, that responds to queries for certain hashtags and returns a JSON stream of tweets with that tag, or alternatively returns a "last tweet" timestamp for comparison on the frontend. (10% complete)
While the current implementation is definitely off-the-cuff hackish, I’m going to work on generalizing the code and will release it on github afterwards. If anyone is interested in collaboration, please comment!