Inspiration

As we all know the world has come to a halt in the last couple of years. Our motive behind this project was to help people come out of their shells and express themselves. Connecting various people around the world and making them feel that they are not the only ones fighting this battle was our main objective.

What it does

People share their thought processes through speaking and our application identifies the problem the speaker is facing and connects him to a specialist in that particular domain so that his/her problem could be resolved. There is also a Group Chat option available where people facing similar issues can discuss their problems among themselves. For example, if our application identifies that the topics spoken by the speaker are related to mental health, then it connects them to a specialist in the mental health field and also the user has an option to get into a group discussion which contains people who are also discussing mental health.

How we built it

The front-end of the project was built by using HTML, CSS, Javascript, and Bootstrap. The back-end part was exclusively written in python and developed using the Django framework. We integrated the Assembly AI file created by using assembly ai functions to our back-end and were successful in creating a fully functional web application within 36 hours.

Challenges we ran into

The first challenge was to understand the working of Assembly AI. None of us had used it before and it took us time to first understand it's working. Integrating the audio part into our application was also a major challenge. Apart from Assembly AI, we also faced issues while connecting our front-end to the back-end. Thanks to the internet and the mentors of HackHarvard, especially Assembly AI Mentors who were very supportive and helped us resolve our errors.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

Firstly, we are proud of creating a fully functional application within 36 hours taking into consideration all the setbacks we had. We are also proud of building an application from which society can be benefitted. Finally and mainly we are proud of exploring and learning new things which is the very reason for hackathons.

What we learned

We learned how working as a team can do wonders. Working under a time constraint can be a really challenging task, aspects such as time management, working under pressure, the never give up attitude and finally solving errors which we never came across are some of the few but very important things which we were successful in learning.

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