The prizes were definitely a huge motivation, but most of the inspiration for this project came from the fact that I wanted to build a webchat with Node JS and AngularJS. But, at the same time I was interested in natural language processing so I decided to combine the two for all the Star Wars fans out there!
What it does
It's a webchat that automatically translates the user's input into Yoda's words.
How we built it
It's a simple chatroom built with Node JS, but with an algorithm that converts the user's sentences using natural language processing techniques.
Challenges we ran into
Running Python alongside Node JS. Node JS is an unfamiliar language, so that was definitely a challenge. And deployment on Heroku was new.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
It actually works and we're proud to demonstrate that it does!
What we learned
A lot of Node JS and web development.
What's next for Yoda Chat
It could be developed as a popular service, especially since the rest of the Star Wars franchise is set to be released over the next couple of years.