Animal shelters are overpacked with people's pets in the aftermath of hurricane Harvey.

What it does

Utilizing the aggregated animal shelter databases, search for a pet by photo. Find similar looking pets out of tens of thousands.

How we built it

We match using semantic analysis of images and cache information in a scalable database to match against.

Challenges we ran into

None we couldn't overcome.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

Pulling together a vast database of pets and augmenting the dataset with semantic encodings was a stretch for 36 hours. We're very proud of what we've accomplished!

What we learned

What's next for petConnect

We plan to deploy the website in the following days. After that it is a matter of getting the word out that people can use this service to find their loved ones.

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