After brainstorming ideas for this hackathon, I was wondering about what therapists and psychiatrists were near my area. After thinking of that, I instantly got to work.
What it does
It's a website that plots nearby therapists and psychiatrists within a 10,000 meter radius. Each marker represents a therapist/psychiatrist, and it displays useful information like the name of the office, the address of the office, the rating, and number of ratings.
How I built it
I built the front end using React and the Google Maps API. I built the backend using Flask, Geocoder API, and Google Places API.
Challenges I ran into
- I was constantly running into issues related to states in React (specifically states not updating), and getting over those issues took hours of debugging.
- Initially I was going to use webscraping to gather data for nearby psychiatrists. However, after writing all the code for it, it was very slow. I had to rewrite all the backend code to use the Google Maps API instead, which was much faster. ## Accomplishments that I'm proud of Usually when I go to hackathons I go with a friend who's pretty good at front end, while I work on the back end. I'm pretty proud I managed to create both the front and back ends of a website all by myself. ## What we learned
- How states work in React
- How components work in React
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