Speak Easy is a student-sponsored project that ran this past Industry Project term. It is a social networking system designed to disrupt the election industry. Disruptive technologies are those that create a virtual market place by providing better communications between buyers and sellers within the industry. Elections are market places where voters shop for a candidates. Technology can be used to find efficiencies in the election industry just as they would any market place where a free market transaction is occurring.
SpeakEasy is a game where the ball is ‘Ideas’, and players bat around the ideas and vote on them to see which ones are the most popular in each riding, town, province, country and school. The purpose of the game is to covert voters to candidates to elected official based on popularity of their ideas.
Technologies Used: Groovy Grails, html5, bootstrap, JQuery, MySql, Ubuntu
Here are some screenshots from the project. If you’re interested in seeing this web-application in action, the site is live at the following url: http://184.108.40.206:8080