Inspiration

Mental health is a problem that, as college students, we are acutely aware of. Just last week at Georgia Tech, another students commit suicide. Whether it is academic stress or depression, these problems are all too prevalent. Isolation is from others is one aspect of this issue; often times, students feel like they can not find anyone else that understands the problems that they are facing.

What it does

ConnectMe creates a dedicated space for students to discuss mental health, ensuring a safe space where everyone can have a voice to discuss issues they need to talk about.

How we built it

We approached our project with the goal of constructing a functional website that could be accessed readily and immediately. We utilized Google App Engine to deploy our project composed of html, css, javascript, and python.

Challenges we ran into

One of the greatest challenges we stumbled across in the development of ConnectMe was the integration of the Twilio API into Google App Engine. It was difficult juggling two documentations and libraries within each other.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

We are proud of facilitating a website that is already available for use by others for the purpose of enriching mental health and well-being.

What we learned

We learned that it is not that difficult to launch functional applications with the help of resources such as Google App Engine!

What's next for ConnectMe

With more time, features that would like ahead for ConnectMe include:

  • A rule/admin/reporting system to keep order
  • Create a framework for students to meet friends alongside a system for students to chat anonymously.
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