Made by Ella Smith (ella#4637) & Akram Hannoufa (ak_hannou#7596) -- Team #15
Conversations with friends and family about the difficulty of finding the right birth control pill on the first try.
What it does
Determines the brand of hormonal contraceptive pill most likely to work for you using data gathered from drugs.com. Data includes: User Reviews, Drug Interactions, and Drug Effectiveness.
How we built it
The front-end was built using HTML, CSS, JS, and Bootstrap. The data was scraped from drugs.com using Beautiful Soup web-scraper.
Challenges we ran into
Having no experience in web-dev made this a particularly interesting learning experience. Determining how we would connect the scraped data to the front-end was challenging, as well as building a fully functional multi-page form proved to be difficult.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We are proud of the UI design, given it is our first attempt at web development. We are also proud of setting up a logic system that provides variability in the generated results. Additionally, figuring out how to web scrape was very rewarding.
What we learned
We learned how to use version control software, specifically Git and GitHub. We also learned the basics of Bootstrap and developing a functional front-end using HTML, CSS, and JS.
What's next for birtha
Giving more detailed and accurate results to the user by further parsing and analyzing the written user reviews. We would also like to add some more data sources to give even more complete results to the user.