Sean O'Halpin will be telling us about some work at the BBC involving twitter. Matthew Rudy Jacobs will be giving a talk on "Building a financial app in ruby and rails, and all the gems I made along the way".
Sean O'Halpin will talk about how his team at the BBC is using Ruby to process tweets in real-time to discover inbound links to the BBC Zeitgeist and how they're reading the Twitter Firehose (about 1,000 tweets/sec = about 90 million a day) and storing the data in Amazon S3.
I’m currently a Senior Software Engineer in Audio and Music Interactive at the BBC in London, UK specialising in Ruby and message queues.
Matthew has been living it up in Hong Kong for the past year and will be making a brief stop at our humble meeting to explain some of the work he's been doing there in building a financial application.
Matthew is a web developer, photographer, and self described film geek.
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