One of our teammates, who is majoring Environmental Science and Computer Science, is an avid bee enthusiast. She proposed the idea, and it just took off from there.
What it does
A website that informs others about bees, their importance to the environment. In addition, we focus on how to start a bee apiary, specifically while living in urban areas, with information that directly pertains to the Philadelphia area.
How I built it
This was built through collaboration in GitHub, more specifically using HTML and CSS.
Challenges I ran into
The greatest overall challenge I faced was learning a completely new coding language, HTML. A more specific challenge that I ran into was connecting all of the individual sub-pages onto the "header bar". This challenge me to think about how all the links connect to each other, and forced me to do research as to how to connect this.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
My group worked well together for our first ever hackathon, with everyone making significant contributions and having their ideas being heard and incorporated.
What I learned
Before this weekend, the only coding language that I had ever learned about was Python. Through this weekend, I learned HTML, CSS, what GitHub and Sublime was. In addition, I learned how to collaborate with others on a coding project, as in prior projects I had to work alone. Away from the actual coding, I learn what being a woman in computer science is like.
What's next for Care and Keeping of Bee website
We will continue adding more information regarding bees, striving towards our goal of bee awareness and transparency. Hopefully bee activism will lead to those little stingers pushing through, persevering, and surviving.