Save lives in times of crisis
Polar vortex and the current surge in need of homeless resources inspired the Plastic Chickens to solve this problem.
What it does
Project Reach helps people to find out the organizations and charities that are close to a natural disaster so that people who want to help could easily connect with the right charities/organizations at the right time.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
1) RSS feeds stopped working 2) Sometimes the Google Cloud Platform was giving problems 3) App engine failing to deploy applications 4) git merge conflicts 5) CORS errors external data sources 6) Google Places failed to work 7) FTP errors
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We got coordinates to work with Google Maps API, fixed a lot of bug issues on Google App engine, figured out how to interact with weather data from different sources and had a lot of fun.
What we learned
There were a lot of firsts for our team, with one team member attending their first hackathon. We learned how to integrate multiple APIs into a web application and website hosting.
What's next for Project Reach/Plastic Chickens Table - 16
Compile a better-evaluated database of charities and organizations that can help in the times of need. Also, we plan to further integrate other features of Snap kit by Snapchat (which is in beta), where people could share their contribution with their friends and family.