Wanted to do an API mashup using Google Cloud Vision.
What it does
Detects faces uses Google's cloud vision engine, and automatically crops out each face into a profile picture format. Link with Google Contacts to create or update a current contact automatically.
How I built it
Software backend built with Python-Django. Uses google-api-python client libraries
Challenges I ran into
Google Contacts API hasn't been updated in 4 years. TERRIBLE documentation. Critical functions don't work.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
Thought of this at 8am on Saturday, and group had a working prototype online in less than half a day. Lots of awesome help from the hackathon.
What I learned
Don't underestimate the power of brute force and ignorance.
What's next for Instant Crop
Finding a better name