The result is a mish-mash of some technologies we'd been wanting to learn more about. We're open sourcing the ausvotes.withgoogle.com repository to give developers a sense of what happens when you get a handful of engineers in a room with a clear goal and a immovable deadline.
The Election AU 2016 repository uses:
- Go from Google App Engine instances to serve the appropriate level of detail for users' viewport queries from memory at very low latency, and
A product is only as good as the attention and usage is receives. Our team was really happy with the results of our work:
- 406,000 people used our maps, including 217,000 on election day.
- We had 139 stories in the media.
- Our map was also embedded in major news websites, such as Sky News.
Complete setup and installation instructions are available in the Github README.
|Posted by Brett Morgan, Developer Programs Engineer|