SIGMOND KUKLA

VR Game Developer

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Grades Dashboard Google Action

This Action allows you to ask Google Assistant about your grades. It retrieves grade information from Powerschool SIS and displays it as part of a conversation with Google Assistant.

The Action's webhook endpoint is now hosted on my own server. A configuration webpage, available at https://dashboard-api-web.sigmondkukla.tk/ makes POST requests to separate routes on my endpoint that control user data, such as creating, editing, and deleting user information.

Through building and deploying this, I learned:

  • Using Google Actions Console
  • More Python skills:
    • Creating a Flask application
    • Parsing JSON
    • Using Postman to test requests
    • Creating a SQLite database
    • Using a Gunicorn server
  • Server hosting:
    • Setting up a personal cloud server
    • Multipass containers & network bridging
    • Configuring Ubuntu Server
    • Using Cloudflare DNS
    • Reverse proxy based on hostname with nginx
    • Getting SSL certificates from Let's Encrypt
  • Web app creation:
    • Creating a persistant login system using Flask
    • Using Bootstrap for quickly designing multiple pages
    • Displaying flash messages as feedback for user's actions
    • Sharing database between web app and endpoint

Take a look at the code on GitHub: