Team Name

The Economists

Inspiration

The limitations of the current polling mechanisms inspired us to create something new.

What it does

It polls the YouTube audience by analyzing comments for related videos.

How I built it

We built it with Youtube API to provide the data, Node JS to provide the server backbone, and web sockets to convey information back to the client.

Challenges I ran into

Making the youtube api respond and setting up the web sockets on heroku proved really tough and time-consuming.

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

I'm proud of now being able to use the youtube api and use web sockets on heroku.

What I learned

I learned teamwork and time management.

What's next for Youtube Polls

Better analysis techniques as well as more and better data.

Github

https://github.com/paulkass/YoutubePolls

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