We originally planned on creating an 8 bit music generator from converting data metrics to Octal. Soon thereafter, however, our idea evolved and blossomed into the wonderful speech generator before you.
What it does
By utilizing the Bloomberg API's International GDP percentage change data, we normalize the values and correspond them to values in our library of Trumpisms (small audio snippets of Trump). From there the speech is concatenated and produced. By utilizing the Twilio API in conjunction with Linode, we were able to allow people to effectively Phone-A-Trump.
How I built it
With much blood, sweat, tears, and Python27.
Challenges I ran into
The initial audio creation library was not functional.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
Getting everything done with such a small team.
What I learned
What's next for A Call from Trump