All of the team members are from around the world, and we noted that doing something with language would be fun and fascinating. In addition, one of the members is passionate about psychology, linguistics, philosophy, and gender issues. As this hackathon celebrates people of marginalized genders, we wanted to tackle a challenge that NB/trans people experience: names. From there, we decided.
What it does
Admittedly, nothing yet. The backend has not been connected to the frontend, so the form needs to be modified in order to work.
How we built it
- Python Flask
- Bootstrap and some CSS/JS for styling
- python and Google API
Challenges we ran into
Coordinating in different timezones
Accomplishments that we're proud of
- Just submitting this
What we learned
- a lot about networking
- time management is key
What's next for What's In a Name
Connecting the form to the backend so the video can actually be processed will be a small step towards gender equality.