A Scalable Cloud Native Platform For Interactive Museum Exhibits

Paul T Cappaert, Alex Redei

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Science museums with hands-on and interactive exhibits are on the rise. As museums grow, the need arises to have an online platform to allow visitors to continue their ex-perience beyond a day visit. In this paper, we rst provide a brief survey of techniques<br>for building scalable cloud native software frameworks. In order to achieve low cost and persist user data, we built a django application using Heroku and postgres. This platform can be scaled horizontally on-demand to handle highly variant user trac for augmenting the museum experience. With a focus on educational experiences, a participant's progress on activities at the museum are saved through an API we built and can be viewed on a website. Dierent activities at the museum generate data for the API which can be viewed anywhere. Simulated data was loaded into our framework to validate the ecacy of our solution. Future testing is outlined in collaboration with the Fleischmann planetarium through a trial experiment with museum visitors.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA Scalable Cloud Native Platform For Interactive Museum Exhibits
Publisher32nd International Conference on Computers and Their Applications
StateAccepted/In press - Apr 2020


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