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First-time tax payees have to fill in different forms which are complicated to fill in due to the verbose language. Many students think of it as a very difficult task. We wanted to help such students where help is only a minute away. #Confused taxpayers.
What it does
Gives answers to the most difficult as well as silly questions related to the 1040 form. The user has to put in keywords of terms they are confused with.
How we built it
We used Heroku, the API of GroupMe and hosted in on Heroku due to the user-friendly environment it offers.
Challenges we ran into
Getting the bot up and running was challenging in itself but due to the Make You Own Chatbot workshop, it was made feasible. We had to stop the bot from responding to itself, and the python syntax was a pain as a single space in the wrong line of code can mess up the entire program (which had happened).
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We formed the group using Slack Application and the teambuilding workshop resulting in all of us coming from different backgrounds. Yet, we collaborated on the skills and knowledge and successfully completed the target before the timeline.
What we learned
How to host a bot, use an API, taxes.