Hi I’m Audrey, I’m a 23 year old homemaker. I want to go back to school for computer science. I use to go to college but I didn’t really know what I wanted to study so I practiced different fields to see what I would feel comfortable with. I don’t know why the idea never struck me before because what else am I really doing with the skills of 40 wpm texting speed, wanting to be 1337 and also I kinda don’t like being around people.
One project I really would like to share is that I have been focused on a problem, there is no universal list of all points of interest when it comes to educational, recreational and historical places. It started with making a list of places I want to go to near my hometown, places that aren’t highly advertised, but are historic or just very beautiful and inspiring. It started as a sort of personal process to force yourself to be around others but while learning, so it feels like doing work. When I cross referenced it with my library’s free museum pass program and I realized that everything on the list is likely to be discounted for the locals. It’s now a list that is both locally entrenched and gives travelers information based on zip code and price, and not by popularity within the zip code.
There is one such database already in use, however it is so simplified that there’s no way for a user to enter price information without looking it up on their website, and then after all that you find out then figuring out if your still interested in going there.
Also, the list is almost impossible to load because it will only display the info on a map. The way I would set it up so that the user puts in their zip code or the zip code of the area they would like to go. Then, the list would pull up an interesting yet cheap and educational place in the area, rinse and repeat. This way theres not too much info on each page and every area seems to be populated even if theres 100 places in one city and one place in another city, it only pulls up one thing each draw. It’s easy to find good food, good accommodations and popular places to go like water parks, which are too expensive for many families who would like to have a day trip every weekend that is at the same time educational. Its also for nerd like me with nothing better to do.
There’s a whole other side to it, which consists of a forum and a few types of users. If cultural preservation groups, tourism boards and conservationists, will want to take part in this, the idea would be able to take float. It’s impossible to be a local expert in all the paces, so its going to have to be a very big project with much help.
My question is, is this a problem? Is this a problem worth solving? I’ll leave some links for projects that are similar to this, and an article that made me think this was a problem in the first place. I want to figure out a way to link the excel spreadsheet with a program that would convert it very simple to use app or website. I’m really not that good at building the community side of thing so I don’t know how far this would end up going even if it came together in code. But nonetheless this is my new project and hopefully I can figure out a way to actually link it up with the stuff I’m learning and it will look good, even if its just a bucket list.
Thanks for reading even though its way too long.
Much love for the forums, have helped me more than once in the python course. Happy coding.