Inequality is visible every where we turn, and can manifest itself in many forms such as discrimination or income. However, food is the bare necessity to survive - With rising rent costs and many pounds of leftover food gone to waste in new York city, we were inspired to create Food For All.
What it does
Food for All is a geolocator of free food near you - FFA pulls from facebook events, RSS feeds, and emails to update its constantly refreshing database. All of these events are then displayed on a mapping API on our front end.
How we built it
Front End: Python Flask + HTML/CSS + GeoPy.Nominatim
Back End: Facebook API, RSS feed scraper to update events table Multinomial Naïve Bayes model to classify text, built with python Scikit-learn
Challenges we ran into
Many variations of text encoding for analysis. Facebook's API is hard. Jinja2. Inconsistency in RSS feed formatting.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Machine Learning - put together a good idea with real time updates
What we learned
What's next for Food for All
Scale out of NYC, equality in world domination.