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WeAsk Hackathon (Meteor app)

Hi All! This month we've moved the meetup till next week since we are announcing the meetup so late - sorry for any inconvienice this caused you. But, this sounds really cool - feel free to comment on Petre's proposal on the messageboard. Bring a laptop if you can - otherwise we can work in pairs & small groups. Oh - and Petre said the project is open-source and GPL licensed.

See you next week,



Petre Tudor writes:

After Felix's presentation on Meteor last time, I was impressed by this platform and I wanted to write a real app, with a real use-case to test it. That is why I started working on WeAsk (or maybe CrowdInterview... ). 

WeAsk enables many people to chat a person questions via live video streaming. 

I propose to meet at the next basel.js event and I will present to you what I've done so far, talk about the project itself  (usefulness, new features, rating systems, possible problems) and then start a hackathon where everyone can join and add some code into this project.

Check out the project so far:

The main goals for this meeting, for me, are to see how difficult is for people to jump into a meteor project, how difficult is to collaborate and, of course, to see this idea of mine a little bit closer to reality.

Any kind of feedback is welcomed.

Petre Tudor 



The main features of this website will be:

- scheduling new interviews

- adding questions. Only registered users be allowed to post questions. Every question will have to have between a minimum and maximum number of characters. Posting questions is allowed before the actual live stream begins.

- rating questions. I didn't decided on a rating system yet. I am inclined to believe that a star-based system will be mode useful that a thumbs-based one. Rating questions is also allowed before the actual live stream begins.

- display top/bottom sets of questions (based on the rating)

- selecting a question to respond to. The person(s) that responds to questions can select the question is responding at that moment.

- sending feedback on the response. After receiving the response to his question, a user is required to rate the response and provide a reason if the rating is negative.

- display a list of past interviews. This list will show every past interview with the complete list of questions, the video and some details like number of questions answered to, total number of questions, total number of users, level of happiness with the responses etc.

(At this point Google Hangouts Air seems to be the easiest solution for live streaming. )

This is all I can think of until now. The list is still opened.

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  • topherzee

    That was fun. Ive been wanting to get my hands on Meteor for a year now and this was a great way to dive in.

    October 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    October 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am almost there. Same place like last time, right?

    October 9, 2013

    • topherzee

      We'll start downstairs at magnolia today

      October 9, 2013

  • Max S.

    Sorry, I can't make it today

    October 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi everyone,
    This project is already available on github: if you want to take a look before the hackathon.
    Another think wort mentioning is that I used Bootstrap in order to make this project responsive.

    See you tomorrow!

    October 8, 2013

  • Jonathan P.

    Hi all,

    I've been a participant of Leeds.js meet-up in the UK for a few years and I'm relocating to Basel next week. Very glad to find a similar event happening over here!

    1 · September 9, 2013

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