Today we have a talk from one of the NYC on Rails meetup where Jim Jones,  Software Engineer at Zvent and creator of the Turkee Gem, discussed integrating Amazon Mechanical Turk with Rails.

Amazon's Mechanical Turk has long been used for scientific surveys and image classification. But it has a much greater potential. We'll explore the creative possibilities of Mechanical Turk including story creation, testimonials, production descriptions, and the testing of product ideas.  I will demonstrate the basics of the service that will allow you to begin testing and iterating on ideas quickly. We'll conclude the presentation by showing an advanced example of integrating with Rails and Mechanical Turk utilizing the Turkee gem. Mechanical Turk could quickly become your swiss army knife for getting your project off the ground.

The Levo League hosted the latest NYC on Rails meetup where Jim Jones,  Software Engineer at Zvent and creator of the Turkee Gem, talked about integrating Amazon Mechanical Turk with Rails.

Amazon's Mechanical Turk has long been used for scientific surveys and image classification. But it has a much greater potential. We'll explore the creative possibilities of Mechanical Turk including story creation, testimonials, production descriptions, and the testing of product ideas.  I will demonstrate the basics of the service that will allow you to begin testing and iterating on ideas quickly. We'll conclude the presentation by showing an advanced example of integrating with Rails and Mechanical Turk utilizing the Turkee gem. Mechanical Turk could quickly become your swiss army knife for getting your project off the ground.

Slides: http://www.slideshare.net/JimJones2

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