Tweet Dashboard

  • CSS
  • HTML
  • jQuery
  • Rails
  • Ruby
  • Web Sockets
(2/11-2/11)
  • Frontend
  • Prototyping

Summary

Prototyped a working version of one-page signup (solo,) and Tweet-consumption dashboard (pair, using Websockets and EventMachine) during a one day in-house Hackathon. Unfortunately, the project never made it into production

Overview

Leveraging optimizations to the workflow engine behind our singup process that I had paired with another engineer to realize earlier in the year, I created a single-page signup.

As part of the Hackathon, I teamed with yet another (backend) engineer who created a Tweet-consumption platform using Clojure and EventMachine which qualitatively parsed the Twitter gardenhose for tweets where users were expressing explicit queries about what they were looking for (via keywords like 'dress,' 'jeans,' and brand/retailer names.) I then also built a Web Sockets-enabled dashboard (screenshot not available) to consume from that parsing engine with our Product and Social Media team in mind.

Since we knew from the users' tweets what they were looking for (usually in terms of a specific clothing type and brand,) all we needed in our signup process was their size for that clothing type and some profile information. The dashboard displayed these filtered users to Product/Social Media who could approve the non false-positives and in so doing, we would tweet (automated) at the user with a prepopulated message and invitation link to the simplified, single-page signup (seen below, click to view) to join our service.


anthony at bluxomelabs dot com