Challenged at BostonHacks to create a fintech hack, our team wanted to create a visualization tool that (1) answers a financial question and (2) is easy for the general public to understand trends and interact with.
What it does
Our team built a web tool that displays side-by-side comparison of investment returns between index fund returns versus actively-managed funds. On the left, user can view the index fund and on the right, the user can add stocks to the actively-managed fund side. With the new stock addition, the user can watch the active-managed fund returns dynamically change.
How we built it
Front-end: React, Redux Back-end: Python, Flask
Challenges we ran into
We had difficulty deploying the application with RedHat OpenShift, but RedHat advisors were there to help and we have it successfully running!
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We were able to pull strengths from each member to create a working product in 24 hours!
What we learned
We learned that software development requires an immense amount of communication among team members.
What's next for best-invest
To expand the number of questions we can answer with data visualization