Inspiration

One of my senior and the brain behind precisely visited 20 Countries, attended 14 International Conferences, 2 got International Fellowships, gave 7 Research Paper Presentations across the Globe, and bagged 5 International Awards, and made 379 Friends from 113 countries and a thousand good memories! All that at the age of 20 without even spending a dime!

Now he wasn't presented with opportunities on his plate, neither did he ever think in his high school that this is what it's gonna look like after three years. Well, then what was his secret, of how he achieved this small but memorable feat. The secret is, there are scores of opportunities available on the web and he put in a lot of screen time and research efforts to find the right one.

The thing is, you don't have to because we have created for you an intelligent platform, Precisely which will do all the work for you! You just have to choose your filters, swipe cards or listen to them and stop at what suits you! Sounds great right, well it is!

What it does

Precisely is a platform which helps you search for and discover the latest academic and professional opportunities, personalized for you! We cover latest jobs, internships, scholarships, conferences, competitions, fellowships and much more. Precisely intuitively learns your interests and brings you a personalized feed of the latest jobs, internships, scholarships, conferences, competitions, fellowships and much more - all in one place and in multiple languages! Our AI-powered platform matches your interests with the opportunities like international internships, conferences, fellowships, conferences and scholarships to separate the music out of the noise.

Currently, we offer opportunities for scholarships, internships, and fellowships and more in 15 languages! And we assure you that no matter what region or country you belong to, you will soon be able to see opportunities your language! Just comment your language and you will be surprised to see how lightning quick we are!

The scholarships, internships, jobs, conferences and more on our platform are manually curated and handpicked from tens of thousands out there. To add to it, you can also read in-depth details of the scholarships and other opportunities like eligibility, requirements, funding, location etc.

Unlike other applications and websites, we do not just cater to only one region, rather, we offer national and international opportunities for the youth across the world in Central Asia, South and South East Asia, Middle East, Europe, the Americas, Africa and the Oceanic region!

How I built it

The Alexa skill was built in NodeJS on AWS Lambda using AWS Dynamo DB as Database. There is also a php based backend which the Alexa Skill connects to for getting the data which is generated from our machine learning, data analytics, and deep neural networks which cater to personalized feeds.

Challenges I ran into

Finding quality content and connecting Alexa skill to the android application. Also, Use of state handlers perfectly has always been one of the toughest tasks in Alexa Development and this skill heavily depends on state handlers.

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

This is an Alexa skill which I will be using myself daily.

What I learned

Working with state handlers is always a new challenge.

What's next for Precisely

Most applications or websites in the market simply provide a huge database of opportunities where the user has to filter through categories, browse through 100s of random opportunities and still may not be able to find the right one. On these platforms, the people who post these opportunities are also not very sure if they will be able to reach the right audience. We will be adding more languages to our platform and make our backend more intuitive and efficient.

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