Looking for startup people

Currently I am unemployed and it would be a great time for me to start some kind of service online. I have some ideas but no one to work with.

If you have ideas and maybe some funding, please contact me on LinkedIn

Deploying simple restify node.js application with mongodb backend on AWS and lessons learned

Today and yesterday I have been working on deploying a simple rest api written in node with a Twitter Streaming API connection saving tweets to a mongodb and enabling a search in the tweets with averages on a number in the result json.

First I tried running it on OpenShift on the free service but I couldn’t get it running.

Then I tried setting it up in AWS Linux but it was easier to do in Ubuntu 16.10 following these guides:



I then set up a Security Group in the EC2 control panel of AWS allowing incoming connections to port 8080, which is the port my script is running on.

Still I am unemployed but I hope someone finds interest in my work and soon my Smileyhash application is ready and hopefully some company will be interested.

Working on “Twitter Smileyhash”

I am currently working on a Twitter app I have called Smileyhash. It introduces a new hashtag in the form #smiley(0-10). The way it works is that you can use the hashtag to mark the mood or feeling in you tweet.

For instance, you can tweet:

I think #Trump is the worst president ever #smiley0


I really love president #Trump he is the best #smiley10

Or maybe:

#Trump doesnt mean anything for me #smiley5

This, in my app, will give opportunities to later search for #Trump and give averages. You can also search for other things and compare. So for a while ago, during the presidential campaign in USA, you could for instance have been comparing Clinton and Trump.

I will release the app soon and post here when it is done. I make the app in React with Redux with a node.js backend using MongoDB as base and utilize the Twitter Streaming API to fetch tweets with the hashtag.

The backend will be hosted on some cloud service, I think either AWS or OpenShift.

At the time of writing I am working on developing the API and stream saver locally but will soon deploy and test on cloud and release the front end probably as a sub domain of perandersen.no. If you have a job offer in the Oslo area, contact me on LinkedIn and I will give you a demo.

For future readers, the Smileyhash Twitter app can be found here