Even though our team consists of female students from various countries, we all came together with a single problem: “self-esteem”. We realized that not only students are suffering from problems regarding confidence but also employees or college students are facing obstacles while having a presentation or a significant meeting. While confidence is the key to growth and empowerment. By participating in VioletHacks, we are aiming to solve this common problem efficiently with a familiar approach through “Quoteem”. Quote + Esteem = “Quoteem”
What it does
Quoteem aims to solve all problems related to self-esteem. The user could read out positive affirmations or quotes through our website's features. We provide a machine learning model trained on our body gesture, such as eye contact and shoulder, as well as a speech to text system to ensure full confidence and effect on these affirmations. The user could also see how many affirmations they have done and reflect on them!
How we built it on
Challenges we ran into
One of the biggest challenges that our team faced was the time limit and the difference in time zones. Since we had only 24 hours to build up our idea and professionally implement it, we had to rush through all the processes as a result. Also, we had to overcome the time zone differences, which was about 15~17 hours among team members. However, we were able to constantly communicate and support each other through the discord server. Some team members stayed up until midnight to contribute and collaborate, which is highly meaningful. Even though 24 hours of time was a short amount of time, we believe that we focused well and pulled through our project successfully.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
As we mentioned before, we had to get through various challenges regarding the time limit and the time zone. However, we are proud of our teamwork and time management. Without our efficient teamwork, we would not have been able to accomplish such a meaningful project. In addition, we are proud of our project that our intended users can cover both teenagers and adults since every human being tends to suffer from certain problems regarding confidence. We are also really proud that we are able to implement a machine learning camera, a speech to text system, and also a database in a short amount of time.
What we learned
What's next for Quoteem
Beyond the submission of VioletHacks, we aim to further the implications of Quoteem by adding more features that would positively enhance the users’ confidence and self-esteem. We hope that one-day Quoteem will be able to connect with users globally as our team was meant to be, through the website and the chrome extension available to users without borders.