Inspiration

We were inspired by seeing the firsthand effect of the climate change via the wildfires that engulfed the west coast last fall. We also would like to leave the Earth cleaner than we found it.

What it does

Our website offers real-time information regarding the climate crisis by including a map of current wildfires and a graph of temperature variations over the past century. Users are able to create teams in their area by entering their zip code and organize group events. They can also invite others to their team with the personalized and secure team link.

How we built it

We built this on VSCode with Django, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

Challenges we ran into

We encountered challenges with the Ajax event registration button, modifying Django default form fields, storing and serving user-provided media files, and collaborating virtually. We overcame the first 3 issues by carefully reading Django and JavaScript documentation, and we overcame the last issue by using virtual tools, such as Zoom for screen sharing and remote-control, and Google Docs and GitHub for file sharing.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

We are proud of our collaboration as teammates with different skill sets and our ability to rapidly create an easy to use and accessible web page in one day.

What we learned

We learned how to virtually collaborate as programmers and gained familiarity with Django and web development languages.

What's next for Coding For the Earth

We hope to market this site nationwide to allow people to create and join teams in their area. We will also implement an inbox system so users can directly contact each other through our website.

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