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It’s time to move on!

By on December 8, 2013

Well, not quite. It’s time for Valiant to move over to a different place. Whilst Valiant was running on a server shared with a friend, it was hammering the CPU and RAM through some of its regularly routines.

It has now since been moved to the Computer Science Departments servers and is located here. Whilst it was moved over, I altered the logic of the regular routines to be less resource-intensive.

I’m very excited about the newest feature on the site, revolving around ‘Hashtag Instances’. Any time an individual hashtag is used within a tweet, it is checked whether that hashtag has been used ever before. But it will now also be recorded in the database as an individual hashtag being used, linked to the tweet, user and location. That means that I’ll now be able to find out the sentiment of a hashtag, and possibly break it down even further.

However, the very interesting feature can be found through the Dashboard on valiant. You’ll notice on the Hashtag Instance (and location pages), that there are new charts to play with. Specifically on the hashtag instance area of the dashboard, there are a lot of options for interactivity. Switching between daily / monthly breakdowns, and filtering by any hashtag contained within the database. Check it out, it’s pretty cool!


It’s worth the effort!

By on November 26, 2013

I’m a firm believer of hard work pays off, and a phone call that I received yesterday reiterates that. On Friday, I attended a Microsoft UK Assessment Centre for Technical Roles, these include roles within Microsoft Consulting Services, Developer Platform

Warwick Economics Summit

Two blog posts for the price of one!

By on November 17, 2013

It’s been a busy day… But one of the things I’m extremely happy about for today is that we have announced our first three speakers for Warwick Economics Summit. More information available here. This year looks set to be an


Getting out of your comfort (time) zone

By on November 17, 2013

In my last blog post, I talked about the fact that I’d have some interesting news to share in the near future. For the past few days, I have been visiting the United States (for the first time!), but on

Valiant Pie Chart

Progress Report – Week 6 of Term!

By on November 7, 2013

So things have been fairly busy over the last few weeks ¬†for many different reasons; Graduate Job Applications, Third Year Project, University Work and the Economics Summit. Time for a quick update, given I’ve neglected the blog! But here’s the