According to the World Health Organization's report half of the world lacks access to essential health services. Millions for people are at risk especially in this pandemic to lose their loved ones because of financial constraints.
What it does
Our project helps people in need of healthcare to connect with their local non-governmental organizations. Twitter is a very powerful tool and it connects a lot of people. We filter out the tweets which ask for help related to healthcare such as plasma donation or blood donation, body organs like kidney etc. Then we process these requests and send messages to the near-by NGOs and other organizations that can help them.
How I built it
Challenges I ran into
We ran into the challenge of scraping twitter as we worked on it for the first time. Working with the Map API was also challenging as we had to search for an option that was feasible for us. Integrating all the APIs so that they work properly was also a task for us.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
Learned how to make a full-stack project. Learned to collaborate with new people. Learned to use Twitter API and Map API. Building a classifier model and then testing it on data. Built an application to send a direct message after identifying relevant tweets to NGOs using Twilio.
What I learned
Learned the power of social media in being good. Learned to clean data obtained using Twitter API and build a classification model to generate results and how to make an interactive visualization for good user interface.
What's next for Connect-for-good
We plan to deploy this so that people can benefit from it. We want our vision to connect the needy people with organizations to become true.