Over the last month I’ve been working with an organization called Story Squad. The goal of Story Squad was to build an E-Learning application that encourages children between 3rd and 5th grade to develop reading comprehension, writing, and illustration skills. I worked on the Data Science portion of the project and the problem we attempted to solve was a grueling one, an optical character recognition system (OCR) that can read “children’s” handwriting. Some handwriting is bad and I’m referring to adults here while other adults have downright horrid handwriting. Now children- they are much too innocent to say their handwriting…

Drew Bordelon

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