Dallinger, a tool to automate experiments that use large numbers of subjects
Sally Kleinfeldt Alec Mitchell David Glick Matthew Wilkes

Sally Kleinfeldt, Alec Mitchell, David Glick, Matthew Wilkes

Length: Long Talk

Target Level: Beginner

Target Audience: Integrator, User, Developer

A group of social scientists at the University of California Berkeley received a large grant last year to develop tools for rigorous social science research, initially focused on collective identity formation. Jazkarta has been helping them develop Dallinger, a tool to automate experiments that use large numbers of subjects recruited on platforms like Mechanical Turk. They chose Jazkarta because of our web development and project management expertise, but also because of our familiarity with large, open source software projects - which is a goal for Dallinger. Join members ot the Jazkarta team (David Glick, Alec Mitchell, Matthew Wilkes, and me) to hear about how we've put the lessons of Plone to work setting up this new open source project. We'll leave plenty of time for Q&A and can also describe how the technology stack (Python, Redis, Web Sockets, Heroku, AWS/Mechanical Turk/boto, Flask, PostgreSQL/SQLAlchemy, Gunicorn, Pytest, gevent) has been working for us.