In order to relieve some writer's block, we decided to make a simple sms chat bot to respond with random writing prompts from We then decided to host a webservice to visualize key topics of these writing prompts in a word cloud.

*Registered domain:

What it does

It's a chat bot and real time wordcloud visualization.

How I built it

Tech: Flask Python Html/CSS/Javascript AWS EC2 Server instance *Domain name API: : for animated word cloud features reddit API: for providing random posts. twilio: for sms messaging

Challenges I ran into

Hosting and merging the APIs

Accomplishments that I'm proud of


What I learned

The whole process of hosting a web page + server

What's next for StoryStorm

who knows

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