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Setting up the front end: 1. Create the following local config files: api/config/database.yml front-end/config/database.yml back-end/config/config.yml You will find examples of each file in the same directory as the file to be created. Sorry we have so many config files, we're planning to centralize them soon. 2. Create the production, development, and test databases you specify in the configs above 3. cd front-end 4. rake db:migrate 5. rake db:seed (This step will add an admin account for you to play with.) 6. run script/server to serve up a local instance of 140kit.com Collecting and analyzing your first dataset: 1. Go to localhost:3000 on your favorite browser 2. Login at "username", "password" (the default admin account created above) 3. 140kit needs at least one Twitter Account to use for streaming data collection. To specify an account, click on "Twitter Accounts Management" and create a new auth_user with an existing Twitter account and password. For testing and such, you can probably just use your personal twitter account (you ARE on Twitter, right??) 4. Now you need to create a new streaming instance on your machine--streaming instances continuously run, checking for data collection and analysis jobs ('scrapes') that need to be completed. To create an instance: a)