Group Name

Homey Carnival

Inspiration

Everyone is excited when they hear the word "Carnival". It is the event for people to celebrate and enjoy themselves. For homeless people, they don't have that luxury. We want to help homeless people feel happy and welcome. Thus, we want to organize homey carnival events with free food for homeless people. In order to do so, we need to have donors who donate food and volunteers who help us organize the events. We also want to reduce food waste by getting redundant food from donors and give to the poor.

Thus, we built a site called "Homey Carnival". Our site helps to recruit volunteers and get donate or redundant food. Further, we want to organize carnival events with free food for homeless people.

What it does

  • Our site allows people to sign up to become our volunteer organizers and work for the carnival to serve food for homeless people
  • Our site allows people to donate food
  • Our site has a scanning barcode models for donors to scan the bar of their food and classify the food based on that.
  • Our site organizes free Food Carnival for Homelessness and bring smiles to them.
  • Our site reduces food waste by collecting redundant food from donators and give them to the poor

How we built it

  • We have a Twilio chatbot that collects customers contact info for customer representatives to contact for further assistance.
  • We built our site with HTML, CSS, and Javascript
  • We built our scanning AI machine learning model with OpenCV and Python to spit out the code
  • We stored our code in Github and we used Github to deploy our site.

Challenges we ran into

We had challenges to finish everything in a limited amount of time. We also had to build the machine learning model and tested to bug to make it work and scan the bar codes.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

  • We were able to build the Twilio chatbot
  • We were able to design and set up our Homey Carnival site
  • We were able to build a machine learning model to scan the food bar code and spit out the code.

What we learned

  • We learnt to develop Twilio bot
  • We were able to build a reactive site
  • We learnt to use OpenCV and machine learning to scan bar code and spit out the result

What's next for Homey Carnival

We want to provide more services to help the site Homey Carnival up and running.

Domain

http://homeycarnival.space/

Twilio

We were able to build the Twilio chatbot to chat with customers and gather contact information of the customers

Github

We stored our code in Github and we used Github to deploy our site.

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