Inspiration

  • We thought reddit did a good job of covering the many highlights of 2020.

What it does

A basic web app which displays the top popular words in 2020, based on headlines from 5 subreddits: /popular, /news, /worldnews, /politics, and /science.

How I built it

We built it with Python, Flask, HTML, and CSS.

Challenges I ran into

We thought we knew flask but not really. We also underestimated the time it would take to build. We also had trouble hosting the project on the cloud, since we couldn't figure out how to hide sensitive login information data.

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

Finding out the most popular words of 2020. Learning something new Kind of completing first hackathon!

What I learned

How to use the reddit API Building a flask app Using GitHub Communicating with a stranger during a pandemic

What's next for Reddit Scraper

Definitely adding more features such as sentiment analysis and options such as choosing a specific reddit to locate information from.

Note: The html templates were reused / adapted from an old project.

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