The current refugee crisis is our inspiration. Millions of people who had seemingly normal lives before are now displaced, fleeing bullets and bombshells.
What it does
Our project is essentially a Twitter bot that connects refugees with individuals willing to host them. Based on the contents of the tweet a match is made. When a match is made the refugee and the host are each direct messaged with the others Twitter handle so they may communicate. Anyone with an internet connection or SMS messaging can use our service thanks to the versatility of Twitter.
How I built it
We built our project using MongoDB, Compose/Bluemix, and NodeJS
Challenges I ran into
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
We are proud of attempting to solve a real world humanitarian issue as simply as possible
What I learned
What's next for RFG_io
We want to improve our project to handle more obscure cases where simply tweeting with the info we require doesn't do justice in describing the circumstances of the refugee.
We also want to run a publicity campaign to let everyone know that our project is live and anyone can use it.