Inspiration

We were inspired by Ghandi, finance, and @realDonaldTrump (that's a joke).

What it does

Our project is a multi-player investment game in which the stock prices of three tech giants (Google, Microsoft, and Facebook) are controlled by the positive and negative tweets each company receives. For each positive tweet the price of the stock rises, and for each negative tweet, it falls. The stock prices are controlled traditionally by supply and demand too, so the more people buy stock of one company, the higher that company's stock price rises.

How we built it

We used python to scrape and analyze tweets, javascript to control the game, and HTML and CSS for the web user interface.

Challenges we ran into

We spent the first night of the hackathon trying to visualize data in VR, but we eventually scrapped the idea in favor of this one.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

We are proud that we integrated many different systems together, many of which we had little to no experience with.

What we learned

We learned quite a bit about python, especially in regards to how it interacts with other systems.

What's next for StockTalk

We hope to flesh out the price computing algorithm to make the prices more stable and fun; we also intend to add graphs tracking the prices over time and user logon integration.

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