In 2019 we took part in the Hackathon by Vkontakte once again. As one of the cases, we chose a mobile application for the charity called "Sun City" (Russian – «Солнечный город»). Our task was to implement a platform for "Mentoring" - one of the charity’s projects aimed at individual support of children in orphanages by volunteers of the foundation.
Within the Hackathon, we have developed a mobile application for mentors and built a profile structure for the web version of a single portal. In addition to basic functionality, including a tutor profile, a calendar of meetings with the child, an archive of useful information and a news feed, we also provided the app with user-friendly tools that do make the life of the project’s participants much easier.
Among other things, we optimized processes by using machine learning, namely:
— Our company created an intelligent chat-bot which is able to match a free-form question with a prepared answer from the knowledge base edited by an administrator; ⠀
– We developed a model which is capable of showing the probability of volunteers’ participation in the project to mentors (in percent). This model is based on the 30 attributes compiled from the volunteers' questionnaires; ⠀
– We worked out the model of automation of pair selection "mentor - child" on the basis of data filled in by volunteers in questionnaires.