We built a recycle bot to help you sort out your recyclables. Given a zip code and item in questions, we give back valuable info to help you make the most of your local recycling services.
We built our app with: MySQL db, flask, python, Twilio and a whole lot of persistence!
We were challenged by:
- Python package management! Enough said. #relatable
We're proud of:
- We developed a full-stack, working application in under 48 hours! This was our first time working with bots as well as our first Python project.
What we learned:
- Lots of Python quirks!
- How to design a bot application
- How to work effectively as a team (no machine left behind)
What's next for Whack Recycle:
- Search by Emoji
- Location based searching
- Whack Recycle Slack bot
- Recycling tips and tricks