We were inspired by..
How difficult it is to find information relating to social services in a quick and easy way. There are services like this available, like the phone line 211, but they are not widely known, and not particularly easy to use. We realized that a way of easily communicating these services to the people who need them would be beneficial to them, and to society as a whole.
What it does
It takes social service resources from around the web and puts them all together in a quick, easy, and accurate site. Services like rent assistance, shelters, soup kitchens, and subsidized housing are just a few of the services that are easily linked through the site.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
- Getting everything installed
Accomplishments that we're proud of
- Our website works!
- It shows the user what it should, and it has an admin page.
What we learned
- How to use and integrate Pug and Bulma
- More about web programming
- The amount of work required to build something is much, much more than one may think.
- Technology changes really quickly, so packages we may have used in the past don't necessarily work now.
What's next for Boost
- Host the database on azure, bring in more users, and generally make the website and app easier to use and more accurate.
- Add a way for admins to add services.
- Add multilingual support.
James Ossam - Computer Science Yuya Yabe - Philosophy and Computer Science and Math Peter Ferguson - Computer Science and Engineering Micaela Gallegos - Political Science, Computer Science Minor Emma Pollans - Computer Science, Political Science Minor