Inspiration

It generally takes teachers a bit of time before class starts to take attendance, and this takes away from our already short period of teaching during distance learning. Even though this amount of time may not seem that significant, sometimes having another minute or two can help finish a test, and having this extra time can also teachers finish up any lessons.

What it does

Our website takes in one text file which is the master list of all students in a class, and screenshots of the participant's list in an online meeting, and converts them both into arrays. Then it compares the names in the master list to the names in the participant's list to figure out which students are not in the meeting.

How we built it

We built our website through a combination of HTML, JavaScript, and CSS.

Challenges we ran into

One really big challenge that we ran into that lead to us not being able to complete the project was that the Google Vision API required us to set up a billing account. All members of our team were high schoolers and did have a credit card, so we were not able to set up the API. Even when we turned to other APIs that could convert the text in images to text we could actually reference in our program. Another, option we had initially considered was to just pull the participant's list directly from zoom, however, this was also something we could not do because to even pull up the list of participants in a meeting one of us needed to have a premium zoom account.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

What we learned

Harshita Some that I learned during this hackathon was that even if you are a beginner you can still create something that works. Coming into LA Hacks I wasn't too confident in skills, however, I surprised my self and completely handled the front-end of our website

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