Politweets: Real Time 2016 Election Twitter Analysis

For my final project at Metis, I've created a web application called PoliTweets. The app tracks twitter trends in volume, sentiment, and topicality for 2016 Election candidates. I am using Flask, MongoDB, D3, Vader Sentiment Analysis, and Gensim on an EC2 Server. Here is a link to the slides for…

Project Fletcher: Twitter Streaming Counties

Given a longitude and latitude point, how do you determine what county it's in. This is the problem I have finally solved. First of all, it seems really simple, and there are definitely simple ways to do it, but given the large volume of data I needed to process, I…

Political Sense From The Census

Tricky Presidential Elections Presidential elections, contrary to popular belief, are not decided by the majority. And in this sense, the United States is not a traditional "democracy" (like in old school Greece) as many mistakingly and often purposely, but not deceptively, taught to us as kids. The electoral college is…

Who's Watching the Gatekeepers: Critiquing the Almighty Critics

A few weeks ago I was on a flight and was looking through the movies they offered. Two movies caught my eyes: Should I watch the 'regular' version of Lincoln or the 'vampire hunter' version... Looking up the Metacritic review of Lincoln Vampire Hunter I found this: While critics for…

Preventing Zombie Apocalypses, Just Another Day at Metis

Project 1 - Benson Over the last 3 days, my group and I finished our first project. In this project, we created a client proposal for a problem that we fabricated: an upcoming zombie apocalypse. Our instructors had told us that the projects that really pushed the envelope were the…