Ever since I was little, I've been fascinated by outer space. In fact, when I was young, I wanted to be an astronaut when I grew up. Futhermore, I love comedy: telling jokes, hearing jokes, writing jokes. A lover of jokes and outer space, I thought this space-themed hackathon would be a great opportunity to create a project that incorporated both.
3...2...1...blast off...and Space Jokes was born.
What it does
It is a simple space-themed website where the user can click on an astronaut to have it give you a space joke.
How I built it
Challenges I ran into
It was my first time developing a website and running it on Google App Engine. At first I had some trouble with the commands and understanding exactly what they did, but the tutorial on Google Cloud's website was very helpful.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
I am proud of myself for trying something new and exploring Google Cloud Platform. It was pretty daunting at first, but I wanted to take this opportunity to challenge myself.
What I learned
I learned more about Google Cloud Platform and how to utilize Google App Engine for deploying websites. I also became more familiar with Flask and realized how easy it is to get a project started.
What's next for Space Jokes
I think the space-theme could be enhanced by adding some animations as well as maybe making it so that users could submit their own space jokes to be added to the collection.