Michael C Piccuirro
Michael C Piccuirro

Work

Welcome to the site of Michael C Piccuirro. I'm the Technical Director of the R/GA prototype studio and Data Visualization group. Always and forever a developer.

Samsung - Holiday Dreams

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How do you get 74 Samsung devices all playing different videos synchronized at exactly the right time?  You call Aaron and myself from the RGA Prototype Studio.  We built a node.js/socket.io/Android platform to allow the director to start/stop/reset the videos on all the devices simultaneously.  The devices were all Wi-Fi'ed into a heavy duty router and there was a Samsung laptop running the node server.   The director had a slick web-based management console to run the whole thing.   The system took 4 days or so to build and it ended up working great.  The RGA Content Studio and RGA Samsung team put the whole thing together and it came out amazing.  Take a look:  

 

Scrub to 1:30 to see me talking.