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README.md

README.md

Basic Needs

Description

Our SMS-based application provides access to routing, emergency, mental health, sanitation, education, location, weather, and feedback services to vulnerable populations without wifi dependency. Basic Needs addresses immediate needs, connects vulnerable populations to their needs, and initiates a dialog between cities and vulnerable populations for social engagement and improvement.

Recognition

  • Seattle AngelHack 2017 HERE Challenge Winner

Demo

video

Technical Details

Basic Needs is a tool which communicates information between user and information via Twilio and an Amazon Lex chatbox. Our case study is completed on the city of Seattle. Data is extracted from HERE API calls, Seattle Public Data (ie. weather), and scraped wifi data.

Competitive Overview

File Structure

  • aws_lambda: folder for AWS Lambda code to communicate with Lex
    • HomelessHelper.py: lambda_handler for controlling lambda functions
  • here_API_calls: supporting Data
    • here API calls to Git.ipynb: iPython Notebook for basis of all data collection
    • .csv files: supporting data files
  • images: relevant pictures for this project

Team Members

MIT License

Copyright (c) 2017 Basic Needs Project Team

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.