The Projects of UCL API Hackathon
Just about 4 weeks ago, we held our first UCL API Hackathon, and it was awesome! We had a lot of fun building apps on top of the API — all while learning about all the latest tech and sharing ideas with each other 🎓
Towards the end of the hackathon, 9 teams presented what they built over the weekend. This is their story.
Roombot@UCL uses UCL API to get information about room bookings, module timetables, UCL student and staff in Slack itself.
A twitter bot that respond to user’s tweets regarding society events at UCL.
Can I attend?
An app that can be used to find bookings/events that do not clash with your timetable.
UCL Sleep Calculator
Answers the most pressing of questions: How late can I sleep?
An event management system for all UCL students that keeps records of Events, Workshops, Contests, etc under one roof. It also has the option to link the events with a calendar to warn you of timetable clashes.
Complex room search (NLP)
Use Natural Language Processing (NLP) to turn complex search input like “I need a room for 20 people near 188 Tottenham Court Road at 5pm tomorrow” into executable search parameters to be used with the room bookings API.
A twitter bot, simulating the ghost of Jeremy Bentham who chooses a society to haunt each day
A tool for finding the 5 closest free rooms.
When picking electives it can be a lot of effort to check if any given elective clashes with a core module. This app makes it super easy to check if the modules you want to choose will clash at any point throughout the year.
Congratulations again to all the teams and hackers who’ve created such awesome projects in a very short amount of time 👏 It was a delight seeing it all come together.
Feel inspired by these projects and want to build your own? Check out our Getting Started guide below, build an app, send us a message, and get a UCL API t-shirt 👕