Inspiration

According to a recent study by the National Endowment for Financial Education and George Washington University, only 8 percent of millennials who participated in the study had a high level of knowledge, while about a quarter, or 24 percent, demonstrated just a basic understanding of how to manage their money. Bankrate.com states that only 28 percent of Americans meet their monthly savings goals.

We want to change this by teaching young people financial concepts that will help them save for retirement.

What it does

Utilizing chatbots as an interface, we take students through interactive lessons about financial concepts like compound interest so they can internalize them.

How we built it

Used Python flask to build web app, and then we used Google APIs for application deployment and chatbot development.

Challenges we ran into

Learning the documentation for the Google Cloud APIs was tough due to lack of experience with cloud solutions.

We had to think outside the box to get the Aladdin API to work.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

None of us had experience with chatbots and we were able to create a working chatbot.

Our group learned a completely new micro web framework and were able to build a application.

Finally, we were able to incorporate completely new APIs (GCP and Aladdin) as well.

What we learned

We learned the importance of clean data and how much work it is to clean/manipulate data.

We learned how some API documentation is not thorough enough, so we will strive to properly document in the future.

What's next for BottyBigBucks

Incorporate more machine learning and AI in our chatbots to automate training and testing of the chatbots.

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