This is my first hackathon and I wanted to see who else around the world was as excited as I was for it.
What it does
Uses a simplified library to search twitter for posts related to local hack day and displays them on the console
How I built it
Using the TwitterSearch library from github (link in code), and simply parsing to the command line
Challenges I ran into
Original plans involving a raspberry pi and LEDs to show where posts are coming from never happened due to the school's network security blocking remote connections.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
Just making it here to try something new
What I learned
Always check your networks before attempting to connect remotely to your raspberry pi
What's next for HackerTracker
Go home and actually get the "HackerMap" set up, attach some LEDs to the GPIO port on the raspberry pi and light up countries/continents as tweets come in from them.