"A location-based, crowdsourced mobile platform to find and post volunteer, mentorship, and internship opportunities for students."

WHAT IS BLOOMR

Bloomr makes finding and hosting volunteer work fun and simple with the power of social networking! Create and publicize your volunteer event in seconds, and have them show up on the Bloomr news feed for eager users to join you. Bloomr takes into account your interests as well as your location to match you up with the perfect volunteer opportunities. Follow friends, schools, and communities to stay updated on events they are hosting or attending, or create your very own Bloomr community! Need help finding volunteer opportunities? Scroll through our Popular Events Near You page! Or if you're looking for specific events like "pet sitting" or "need volunteers for HackingEDU," you can utilized Bloomr's tag-based search system to find and post what you want.

WHY BLOOMR

Because we at Team Bloomr believe in the transformative power and good of public service, we want to share information on volunteer opportunities more easily and effectively in our community. We love when people can organize and work together not for any individual profit but for the greater purpose of helping out one another and making our society a better place, and we thought it would be amazing to help spread and foster these ideals with the internet and social networking. Through much brainstorming, Bloomr is what we came up with. We are proud to present what we can for HackingEDU, but development for Bloomr doesn't stop here!

WHO IS BLOOMR

Team Bloomr is made up of four members: Carmen Tang, Connie Tang, Junwei Yu, Alexander Ros. We are students from UC Berkeley and Arroyo High School pursuing Computer Science.

WHAT INSPIRED US

We are all part of a non-profit student organization at Cal called REACH! that serves the under-resourced community around California. We constantly need volunteers and mentors for our events, so we came up with this platform where students at Cal can have a consolidated area to find and post local opportunities for not just REACH!, but for all student organizations.

CHALLENGES

It was some of our first time doing Mobile Development and first Hack-a-thon, so a majority of the time we were trying to work around how to use the IDE. However, we all still have a great time, and still managed to complete the main focus of our project.

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