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UpdateMe is a Twitter clone created by Talia Trilling for her Hackbright Academy Final Project.

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Technology Stack:

  • Python
  • Flask
  • PostgreSQL
  • SQLAlchemy
  • Jinja2
  • JavaScript/JQuery
  • Bootstrap
  • BCrypt/Passlib
  • noty
  • Faker/factory boy
  • unittests
  • Travis CI

(for specific dependencies, see requirements.txt)

Instructions to Run UpdateMe Locally:

  1. Navigate to the directory where you have cloned this repo, create a python virtual environment, and install the required dependencies: pip install -r requirements.txt
  2. Make sure that you have PostgreSQL installed, and then enter in your command line shell:
    • createdb twitterclone
    • python
  3. If you would like to populate your application with fake users, you may take advantage of the file; run the program in an interactive python interpreter, run the command to connect to the database, and then populate your database as you wish with some of the built-in functions:
    • python -i
    • connect_to_db(app)
    • add_users()
    • add_updates()
    • add_connections()
  4. Make sure to set your own secret key in the beginning of the server file, by changing the code in line 26 to:
app.secret_key = "yoursecretkeyhere"
  1. To begin running the application server, enter in your command line shell:
    • python
  2. Finally, navigate your browser to http://localhost:5000/

This app has been tested on a virtual machine running Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS (GNU/Linux 4.4.0-31-generic x86_64)

About Me

I am a graduate of Pitzer College as well as Hackbright Academy working in the San Francisco Bay Area as a software engineer. My unique academic background in psychology research and media studies allows me to bring a multidisciplinary perspective to any project, and I love discovering new and unique ways to interact with technology. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions you may have about my work.
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