Increasing political awareness

What it does

Visualizing sentiment across America via Twitter

How we built it

With the Twitter API, storing tweets in mongodb and displaying on a choropleth map

Challenges we ran into

  • Locations in the US are hard, what even is FIPS?
  • D3 Choropleth has bad docs
  • Twitter throttling our requests
  • Getting quality tweets is hard (filled with slang and tags)

Accomplishments that we're proud of

  • Our DynamoDB is baller

What we learned

  • Look at the API before the Hackathon
  • Big data is hard to find
  • Don't overthink shit
  • There are a lot of tweets about Jobs and weather

What's next for Gladitiude

  • We could expand with more visualizations
  • More countries
  • More data
  • Integration with watson
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