Santa Clara University's own author Dr. Francisco Jimenez inspired us through his tenacity, endurance, and hope as he became one of the most prominent writers in the Latinx community. His story as a migrant farmworker was tough, but he endured all the constant moving from town to town, his encounters with the border patrol, and the hard struggles he faced as he moved up on the difficult path to a college degree and a better life.

Our goal is to help our users get the resources they need as they face the many struggles of migrant farmworkers. Through our Telegram bot, we created a simple interface that requires no login and is backed by one of the most secure messaging apps to date.

What it does

Our bot will scrape for housing, food, and resources.

How we built it

We built it with Python and the Telegram API and deployed on Microsoft Azure.

Challenges we ran into

It was pretty difficult to deploy and update our bot on Azure, so we can't run our own code on there. However, feel free to see a glimpse of what's working with our Telegram app with Microsoft's Echo.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

Helping our migrant communities.

What we learned

We learned about Azure and the simple deployment it allows on Telegram.

What's next for La Corrida

We can develop more for the bot including more scrapers. We only need to continue working and transferring our project to a different platform where we can deploy our app without issues.

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posted an update

We will be updating this project within the next few months. Our main priorities are:

  • transferring our project on a different platform due to Azure's inability to deploy our updated projects
  • adding more features on the bot
  • allowing local community leaders to access and deploy the app on their respective Telegram app

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