Wooga has always been numbers-driven, but last year
putting core metrics up on dashboards really took off in our office.
It all started with a laptop sitting on top of a filing cabinet that
displayed a single number: how many people are currently playing
Happy Hospital ?
But other teams picked up the idea, and soon a keen competition for the
coolest dashboard developed …. so now we have around fifteen custom-made
all over the walls.
In this talk, I give practical advice on both the hardware (like
PandaBoard) and software side of creating custom dashboards.
After an overview of available tools, I explain how we harness
Apache Kafka as the backbone of our shared
tracking infrastructure and why this setup makes implementing custom dashboards
almost trivially easy.
Last but not least, I present a number of cool real-life examples — from
the giant “Stats Board” in our lobby, to “Magic Land Faces”, “Superglobe”
and our awesome “Money Clock” — which will hopefully infect you with instant
dashboard mania as well.
Tim works as backend engineer at Wooga,
the third biggest social game developer with more than 30 million unique players per month.
He lives in Berlin with his girlfriend and two lovely little daughters.
In his spare time he can be found down in the basement, hacking on open
source hardware projects like the Evercube .
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