At first, our scope was really large and the idea was inspired by online multiplayer games like Among Us and Scibbl.io, as well as something like the Cuckoo study timer. We wanted to make a web application that matches users with a music jam party based on their musical preferences and current mood after a series of questions.
What it does
The application matches you with the perfect track for your mood!
How We built it
We used the Spotify API as well as Jupyter Notebook and Python.
Challenges We ran into
We initially had to narrow our scope due to our inexperience with Jupyter Notebook. A large symptom of this is the fact that we were not sure how to hide our client id and client secret from the public code, but learned that a simple external text file and read() function did the trick.
Accomplishments that We're proud of
We are proud of the fact that we submitted and pushed on to complete the project, even though we had to compromise on the vision a lot. We're proud that we both came out of this hackathon with a little knowledge on API's and how to use them, and we both came to really enjoy using the Spotify API.
What We learned
Haya being a first time hacker was very self-led and learned a lot about the power of Stack Overflow and Googling her errors. Tina learned a little more about the nuances of Python and the capabilities (and limitations) of Jupyter Notebook.
What's next for Moodsic Finder