We all know the feeling

You are out of smalltalk topics. Awkward silence is what's up... Smalltalk Helper is a fun little web app that does its best to help out!

How Smalltalk Helper helps

Smalltalk Helper proposes some potential conversation topics by using APIs to find a) something current and relevant or b) a random fun fact to talk about.

What was involved in the building process

Coffee, patience, Ruby on Rails, blood, sweat, Heroku, and tears.

Challenges I ran into

I am very new to coding in general. Self taught, no background, but very passionate. I learned about APIs the week before I came here and I successfully wrote code for my first (!and second!) API call. This is quite likely to be old news for almost everyone at this event - However: HUGE success for me :)

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

I made a fun little idea work. I wrote my first web app. And deployed it to a .tech domain! I am also quite proud of myself for staying up so late.

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