Its a pain to look up dates for school breaks. It was a pain for me, and I don't even have a lot of friends.
How it works
Django gives me wings. You type in the names of the schools, and a calendar showing their overlapping breaks is presented to you showing you when the breaks for the selected schools overlap. On the back-end there is just a huge database of all the breaks and schools.
Challenges I ran into
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
The infinite length college form Navigating the National Center for Education Statistics website to get the seed data I needed for the database Finally getting around to doing this The college validation check on the home page
What I learned
Coffee has a profound effect on me A couple new libraries
What's next for BreakSync
Monetization Use mechanical turks to fill out all the break data Have someone who knows how design works to make the site look like it wasn't drawn in crayon Maybe pay people 10 cents or something for adding information on a college that isn’t listed THE PRODUCT IS MAKING IT EASY TO FIND OVERLAPS IN BREAKS. Once you have the users you can easily include other sites ads / deals / refferals Mechanical turk the colleges that need to be add Login with Facebook Login with Google Look at Facebook friends’ colleges to give people a personal experience Allow you to look up your friends form social media instead of their schools directly Log peoples’ IP so someday we could detect their school automatically