Scaling real time visualisations for Elections 2014
Submitted by Anand S (@sanand0) on Monday, 19 May 2014
Section: Full talk Technical level: Intermediate
How does one go about creating interactive real-time visualisations with rapidly changing data? This talk is about our experiences in designing the CNN-IBN and Bing election results page.
The CNN-IBN Microsoft Election Analytics Center, which you can see the live visualisations at www.bing.com/elections, served over 10 million requests on election day.
This includes real-time filtering of the election commission results – based on turnouts, margins, computations of anti-incumbency factors, alliance groupings, etc.
This talk is about the engineering from Gramener that went into making the site fast and responsive.
He blogs at http://www.s-anand.net/