Inspiration

My daily "Where are people working" facebook message spam

What it does

The back end crawls the lab computers, interrogating them using who and finger, then collects the data in Redis. The front end allows students to see where machines are free, and where users they're friends with are working.

People to pay to reserve a computer, marking it as 'Unavailable' on the map. (Using Braintree's sandbox)

Challenges we ran into

LDAP authentication, and running a ton of SSH sessions at the same time.

Also JANET fell over...

What I learned

CONCURRENCY!

What's next for The Marauder's App

... student disciplinary council meeting? Harry doesn't even go here!

(Unfortunately we're keeping this behind a firewall, because data protection and stuff.)

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