We're a bunch of starving, struggling college students just trying to get food so we can graduate.
What it does
Our app scrapes various University calendars and finds events that provide free food.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
It took us a while to figure out how to automate scraping the data. It was also difficult trying to figure out how to push the data onto the website, as well as authentication issues.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We have a working product.
What we learned
Using Firebase as a database and the authentication process. Events that provide free food that even we didn't know existed!
What's next for UIUC FoodForThePeople
We need to make it easier to add events to the database, and we plan on having an option to export the entire calendar as an iCal file or to Google Calendar directly