In beginning to read philosophy, I and my team mates found ourselves overwhelmed by the different schools of thought and differences within same schools of thought. We have all seen many people be deterred from reading philosophy by this same overwhelming feeling and thought to make it easier for people to ease into the field of philosophy.
What it does
Takes your personality using IBM Watson API, analyzes it, and uses those traits to give you a philosopher and school of thought to look into, as well as recommended books.
How we built it
Used Node.js for the server, Jade for the front end, and IBM Watson API as well as our own algorithm for the logic.
Challenges we ran into
Getting the server up and running with IBM's API
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Getting it to work
What we learned
Node.js and IBM Watson's API, Jade template engine
What's next for Phinder
More features and bug fixes, as well as more accurate readings