Inspiration

The video game "Kind Words" was the biggest inspiration to this project. In that game you send/reply to letters anonymously. The welcoming and supportive community atmosphere is something I wanted to recreate with my project.

What it does

This project is a place where you can share your personal story, advice, or just kind words to the public where anyone can read. This way, people can feel a sense of belonging together in this sort of safe space. As such, I hope everyone can find some time to share some words onto the website, so that we can start growing a welcoming community. On top of that I've also included links to resources that provide support for LGBTQIA+ communities and other minority groups.

How we built it

The project was built with the python framework flask and hosted on heroku since they provide free servers and databases for projects.

Challenges we ran into

This was my first project using both flask and heroku, so most of my challenges was figuring out how to use these tools.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

It's been a while since I've used databases so I'm happy to relearn SQL commands. I'm also proud of finding out about heroku, it seems like it'll be a useful tool to use for future projects.

What we learned

I've brushed up on my database skills and learned to use two new tools (flask and heroku).

What's next for The Validation Project

I'm hoping that it'll gain some traction and that a community of supportive people based on the messages they've shared and read about here.

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