Only 61.4% of Americans voted in the last Presidential Election, largely due to many Americans' political apathy. So our group aimed to increase political awareness and decrease apathy, leading to a higher voter turnout.
What it does
Users go through a series of tweets from 2020 presidential candidates, marking whether they agree with or disagree with each tweet. At the end of this quiz, users are shown the top 3 candidates whose views they agree with, so that they can be more informed and less apathetic about voting in the 2020 Presidential Election. Users can also learn more about all of the presidential candidates and their campaigns by clicking on each of their profiles. In addition, our website features direct links to voter registration in every state.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
This is the first time we worked with the Twitter API, so it was a challenge to get each tweet to show up. Also, we had a lot of trouble getting the point values for each of the 21 candidates to add and subtract points each time the user selected Agree/Disagree. Eventually, with the help of mentors, we got it to function!
Accomplishments that we're proud of
This is Amelia and Maria's first hackathon and they didn't have experience building websites/apps. It was a journey learning how to split up tasks while simultaneously learning how to code!
What we learned
We learned a lot about working collaboratively, including how important clear communication is, how to delegate work, how to work under time pressure (constructing and setting achievable goals, and knowing when to move on from a feature) and also, how to Google for help effectively! Additionally, Amelia and Maria built their first website!!!!
What's next for Woke
We'll continue adding more resources for users (information about state politicians, text notifications via Twilio for voter registration deadlines), and improved UI and UX.