As students in the COVID-era, we have to constantly deal with a changing learning environment that's changing at its fastest right now. Our goal with this project is to make it easier, quicker and simpler for us to study on a daily-basis. It was this sentiment and our conversations with other students that inspired us to build a service that generates study-tools for our perusal.

What it does

The website is supposed to do the following:

  • generate flashcards based on the student's notes, which will be converted into plain text
  • get notes from a URL
  • convert handwritten notes to text (yet to be implemented)

How we built it

  • Front-end with Angular
  • IBM Watson to detect keywords and concepts to generate the flashcards

Challenges we ran into

  • The front-end developer had no idea about Angular before this project.
  • The back-end developer had no idea about IBM Watson and OCR before this project.
  • Both of them had steep learning curves.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

  • Learning all of it in such a short time span
  • This is our first hackathon project!

What's next for GenFlash

  • Improving our UI for the flashcards (we ran out of time and couldn't fully implement it to our satisfaction)
  • Using OCR software to convert handwritten notes to text
  • Generate mind-maps, mnemonics and other varieties of study tools
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