We wanted to try and utilize new technologies and web API's. We also wanted to try using Twitter bots and GitHub kanban boards. As well as, deploying on Heroku
What it does
It gets a random cocktail with recipes and instructions. Then it posts it to Twitter so all followers are notified of the new recipe to try.
How we built it
Using Python to scrape the cocktail data and Node.js to send the tweet. We host it on Heroku which runs it on a cronjob every Friday at 5 pm.
Challenges we ran into
The data for the cocktails needed a lot of cleaning and formatting.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Actually being able to tweet out programmatically. Then having it successfully post recipes.
What we learned
What's next for Weekend Cocktails
We plan to categorize the cocktails based on season to provide a new recipe that is relevant to the time of year. Also, we will tweet out holiday-themed cocktails.