Finding the right classes can sometimes be troublesome and frustrating. If only we could ask our academic advisors everything we needed to know to plan our classes out right? What if I needed a 3 credit VLPA class but finding one online would be too difficult?
What it does
It does everything a course planner does but in a conversational interface form as if you're taking to a advisor.
How we built it
Our bot is hosted on a express server and deployed on Heroku. We scrap class data using beautiful soup and stored the courses info on mongodb and we used fire base to store user data. We used api.ai's nlp to make our bot more human like.
Challenges we ran into
We have problems running our python scripts and loading it into our mongdb. We also had some trouble with querying firebase's database.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Scraping the UW website for courses. Deploying the messenger bot server on heroku
What we learned
What's next for Facebook Course Planner Bot
Tying it up with course ratings and professor ratings?