Many people are willing to assist with recovery efforts after natural disasters. However, a fewer amount actually know what is most important for these efforts. For example, did you know underwear and socks are some of the most needed items?
What is it?
Build a service focused on providing easy access to victims of natural disasters. It also easily mobilizes people by giving them a visual idea of where areas were hit the hardest.
How we built it
React, Node.js, IBM Cloud Functions, Cloudant
Challenges we ran into
Unfamiliarity with how IBM signs requests, learning ReactJS, figuring out how to connect all the components
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Literally inspiring data visualization
What we learned
React for building a map that helps visualize where help is needed the most, highly customizable IBM Cloud Functions
What's next for Disaster Dash
Finish Watson integration so that users can have a more human experience, add categories of supplies (medicine vs. emotional support), verification of help delivered, update in real time