My dog loves playing with her friends, however not all of her friends have owners that I personally know. This application allows users to check-in to dog parks and let your dogs presence be known. I have had experiences in which my dog absolutely has a ball playing with another dog and I never see them again. It would be awesome to know who is at the park anytime I wanted. This would allow my best friend to meet with her favorite friends again.

What it does

Parker is a Discord bot that reacts to certain commands in the Discord server it is in, all preceded by $. These commands range from registering the dog to the database to checking in to local parks and seeing how many of your friends are at each local park.

How we built it

This was built using Python and the Discord API to create a bot that reacts to asynchronous events in the server based off of user commands. Data is stored in JSON format & is updated in real time as the dogs are entered and updated.

Challenges we ran into

It was really tough deciding on an idea. We scrapped an idea about 3 hours in working on it in favor of this one. In the future, we plan on brainstorming some viable ideas beforehand.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

We were really happy to have a fully working Discord bot by the end of the 24 hours. The fact that this bot will stay in our server for a long time is also very rewarding. I hope that this bot also helps those friend groups that have trouble communicating with their dogs' friends.

What we learned

Python, how APIs work, and JSON data top the list of what we have learned this weekend.

What's next for Parker

Next steps would be to make an app for this, almost like a Dog Facebook, or DogBook!

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