We were inspired by the lack of information such as personal opinions on the different food items whether from the cafes or dining halls, as the dining hall and cafe experience was a big part of our first few quarters as freshmen.
What it does
It allows the server members aka other UCSC students to add their own reviews/ratings on the different food items, as well as read the previous responses. It also allows people to view today's menu for a specified meal at any residential college.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
Some of the documentation was unclear and did not fully explain the specific functions and data structures required to interface with the discord API.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We are proud of our web scraping used to access and parse the dining hall menus to use in the discord bot, since there was no API provided. We are also proud of some of the specific discord tools we utilized, such as using autocomplete for the commands to make it a lot easier to add a rating for a specific food item, instead of typing it all out.
What we learned
What's next for Foodifier
We are planning to generally improve on the bot, including refining the discord commands to be more intuitive and making subcommands to reduce unnecessary clutter. We are also planning on adding a voting system so people can vote on whether they find a certain review or even a student added food item accurate and/or thoughtful. We are also planning on moving to a hosted database so that we can have more users being able to see all of the reviews from any server.