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SXSW 2018

Hardware Explorations at a Software Company

Ever wished you could graph data on an entire wall? We wanted to pull data out of our computers by using a physical installation to show sets of time-series data. Our data and analytics team was keen to chart all sorts of metrics, but we eventually settled on a giant, mechanical, one-of-a-kind installation that moves, illuminates, and constantly updates to show the predicted weather forecast for the next 15 hours at our different office locations. We call it the Temper-o-meter.

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Takeaways

  1. Why did we decide to build such a big graph?
  2. What hardware do you use to run the Temper-o-meter?
  3. What software do you use to run the Temper-o-meter

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Albert Wavering, Digital Analyst, Viget Labs

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Solo
  • Track: Code & Programming
  • Level: Intermediate
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