All of us love to read, so we decided to make a project related to that. We had many ideas, including using speech recognition to read audio books with emotion, reading books in any voice chosen, a place for readers to discuss their favorite stories, and an interactive story website.

What it does

We created a website which would consist of interactive stories where the users can pick the genres and read stories, as well as click on different paths to find different endings. And, if a story isn’t finished, readers can add their own ideas!

How we built it

Since all of us were fairly new to the dynamics involved in creating a website, we spent the first 24 hours in learning as much as we could about HTML, CSS and Javascript and at the same time ideating about the possible ideas. The next 24 hours were used to implement the idea with the help of the above mentioned languages.

Challenges we ran into

One challenge was that we were all in different time zones, so when some members were waking up, others were about to go to sleep. However, we still managed to work together by communicating frequently and clearly through discord. Another challenge was that we were all pretty new to coding, so we often asked questions of each other and the mentors.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

We are very proud of our perfectly working website and our very co-operative team members as we managed to complete our project on time in spite of our time differences. We have also begun our journey into the world of hackathons with the project and it was a very fun and delightful experience to work with people all around the world. :)

What we learned

We all gained experience as coders! Creating our own website was a great opportunity to learn about some of the challenges in developing real-world applications, and to help us understand what all goes behind making a great website.

What's next for MakeMyOwnStory

MakeMyOwnStory is a website that works best with lots of users who can contribute to create new content! Of course, with new content comes a need for efficient organization, which our team planned to implement by creating filters such as age group, genre, and story length. There could also be an option to suggest the number of levels in a story, and another improvement would be adding a voice (with emotions) to read the stories aloud.

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