To be honest we just wanted to mess around with the APIs and get familiar with them.
How it works
We crossed data from Xignite and Psychsignal, to see what reacts faster to an event: the market or twitter. Specifically, if the volume of tweets about a ticker goes up at the same time, before or after a change in volatility.
Challenges I ran into
Memory problems at first, managing the Softlayer instance after.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
Submitting this on time. 5:59. Sweet.
What I learned
To be more careful about the submission times. And how to use psychsignal and xignite. Which rock.
What's next for Hysteria index
Attempt to analyse the time shift between the sentiment event and the resulting volatility controlling for time of day, make online app.