we took inspiration from online journals, and some graphics and techniques we knew personally to help reflect on the day.
What it does
It provides ways for people to write in their own online journal with a unique design and visualization. It also can help outline personal plans in the bucket list section, and has a repository of conversation starters- just talk to the python chatbot!
How we built it
We spent a good chunk of time on design and brainstorming, as well as deciding platforms, graphics, and other small details. We ended up utilizing the Google suite of Slides, Drive, Sites, and Docs. We then linked the chat bot on the site. Shoutout to Feifan Liu for doing lots of the heavy lifting on the Python.
Challenges we ran into
We had some trouble with doing lots of work on the calendars manually, as we wanted to make them as encouraging/ happy/ cool as possible. We also had a few errors to debug on the python, but as we did not actually incorporate a lot of code, it was easily worked out.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Making a calendar for A WHOLE YEAR with a holiday for each day, which was more tedious than anything. Oh, and the python chatbot: we didn't think we could do it, but we did :)
What we learned
I think we learned that it is important to take it slow and in chunks, and that teaming up with people on your level can give you experience in ways that being in a group with people who are way more advanced than you may not be able to. We also realized that it was important to manage time.
What's next for eHack For Charity Website
We plan to simply send it out and see if it takes hold- the hope is that it can help people, no matter how few in number they may be.