During the pandemic, we have been through hundreds of Google Meets for classes. Not only has this put extra pressure on the students, but teachers have also needed to adapt to the different environment. We decided to make this automatic transcriber/summarizer to help teachers summarize their lessons and to help students attain a better overview of the material, in an easy and accessible fashion!
What it does
This project consists of a web application and an extension for Google Meets. With the extension, users can transcribe their meetings. When finished, they can visit the website to view the generated transcript and keywords/phrases tied to their account.
Challenges we Faced
We had a lot of schoolwork going into this event, so we ended up starting at a later time as we had to finish up our summatives and had less time to actually finish this project. The planning and design, especially around the extension and its permissions, also took us some time, as we wanted a good-ish design that we could come up with in our limited timespan. Finally, the constant horrors of outdated or confusing documentations also kept up on our toes the entire night.
What we Learned
We learned a lot of cloud services and apis, including Firebase, Heroku, Azure Text-Analytics, and Google Extension API. We also got to practice our knowledge of libraries and frameworks, like React.