Monthly Archives: November 2012
All are welcome! 210 South Hall. Talks from 4-5; demos from 5-6.
For assignment 3, students analyzed and compared a portion of the Twitter “conversation graph” and the “interest graph”. Conversations were found by looking for Twitter “@mentions” and interest graph by looking at the friend/follow graphs for a user (finding friends … Continue reading
Finishing up with last week’s in-class assignment to respond to election-day twitter activity, some other great work from the class: Priya Iyer processed a collection of tweets just before and after the election returns and pulled out the most frequent … Continue reading
Spark is the hot next thing for Hadoop / MapReduce, and yesterday Matei Zaharia, a PhD student in UC Berkeley’s AMP Lab, gave us a terrific lecture about how it works and what’s coming next. The key idea is to … Continue reading
Another great result of the in-class assignment to do something with tweets on election day (good thing I gave students 24 hours to turn it in!) since Arian Shams and Guarav Shetti managed to run their tweet capture code for … Continue reading
Students in the Twitter class were challenged yesterday to write some code in class to do something interesting with election day tweets. One group leveraged the code they are developing for their final project to quickly build an app that … Continue reading
On Thursday we learned about an alternative language for analyzing big data: Scalding. It’s built on Scala and is used extensively by the Twitter Revenue group. Oscar Boykin presented a lecture that he and Argyris Zymnis put together for us: … Continue reading