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EMC Hackathon Tweets


This hackathon example app involves using the twitter search API to retrieve content (tweets) from Twitter. The example uses search strings of from:guychurchward , #emc, and @emc

Getting Started

1. Clone the repo onto your machine. This 'checks out' the code into your local environment.

git clone

2. Choose a starting point and checkout one of the read-only step branches

The project is broken into branches from 1 to 9. Branch 1 starts with a minimal skeleton project, branch 9 is the full working example.

full stackers Be brave and start with step-1. You can always look at further steps for hints.

front-endians To start with complete plumbing, and only build the UI, start with step 5

back-endians To start with a complete UI, and build only the plumbing, start with complete-ui

  1. step-1 - Almost nothing. Just a few placeholder files for client and server code
  2. step-2 - Minimal express server with /get and /put endpoints
  3. step-3 - Adds server code to deal with twitter authentication
  4. step-4 - Adds server code to deal with getting tweets
  5. step-5 - Adds raw tweet data delivered to the UI
  6. step-6 - Adds the simplest UI to display tweets
  7. step-7 - Adds a stylesheet to the UI
  8. step-8 - Display tweets in horizontal boxes, but no movement
  9. step-9 - Final working example with css3 animation, sass, and grunt
  10. complete-ui - In this step, the UI is complete, and you provide the backend plumbing

Once you've picked a starting point, checkout one of the named branches. For example, to checkout the step-1 branch:

git checkout step-1

3. Create a branch for your work

The example branches are shared by everyone, so they are read only. Create a branch to contain your work. Maybe name it after your team. For example:

git checkout -b fantastic-five-master

4. Hack away!

The basic workflow you should follow goes like this:

  1. Write code, run code, have fun
  2. git add {filename} to add new files
  3. git commit -a to commit changes to your local repo
  4. git push origin {branch name} to push changes up to github

Here is a git cheatsheet and a good guide for getting started with git.