Social Media Event Detection

I completed this project in my Software Engineering course at South. The goal of it was simple event detection via social media posts, in our case Twitter and Reddit.

To run this project you can get the code from the github link here. Under the SMED folder you will see a file called JStar If you unzip this file you will see a jar with two files, a Map.html and a locations.txt. If you run the jar file you will be able to see the program.

This project was interesting as I had to work with making calls to external API's, via twitter's library and also via HttpURLConnection. It also proved to be my first struggle with a multithreaded application. My solution isn't elegant for this one but it made me start thinking of multithreading in a concrete sense for the first time.