We felt that the greatest impediment to trying to learn something new is that a lot of times, not all that you need to know is compiled in one place. We sought to make a platform that people can obtain knowledge about college-related classes all in one place.
What it does
We made Class Assistant. Idealistically, it will be a cross-platform web app, but for now, it is only supported as a website. Class Assistant is a tool that helps college professors and school teachers select high-quality content from a database of a variety of topics to help guide students in the right way without having the students rely on outside content which can lead to a divide in understanding of the topics.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
We ran into many design-related problems during the middle part of the hacking part of the hackathon. We both had different ideas on what the design should be and butted heads a few times. We overcame these by giving in to each other and coming to a solution that we both could accept.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We're proud that we created a functional skeleton of a website. Although many features are still missing compared to the envisioned product, we are proud because we made a product over the weekend.
What we learned
We learned that working in a team requires sacrifice and concession to succeed. In a time-constrained environment, we had to work hard over a long period in order to finish our product on time.
What's next for Class Assistant
We hope to refine the UI and UX and implement a database of useful, relevant, and modern videos that will serve to help anyone who wants to learn something new.