OUAB Talent Search Twitter Bot
- Category: Coding
- Client: Ohio Union Activities Board
- Project date: Spring 2020
- Project URL: https://github.com/shaunloftin/ouab-twitter-bot
- Skills used: Java, REST API
OUAB, or the Ohio Union Activities Board, is the Ohio State University's campus programming board. OUAB plans hundreds of events for students
throughout the school year.
As a Director of Marketing, I utilized the social media to help inform students about upcoming events and gauge student interest in brainstorming events. I wanted to explore how to analyze OUAB's 50,000+ follower base to learn more about what specific talent options students were interested in.
This Java program pulls all of the Twitter followers for @ouab, builds a tree of who @ouab's followers are also following, and finds commonalities among who students follow besides @ouab. A basic implementation of a terminal interface allows you to search by twitter handle or return the top options.