Inspiration

Our inspiration for this project was the Zero Waste movement, which is becoming more and more popular. The aim of this movement is to produce as little trash as possible, and we wanted to create a project that helped limit the amount of food waste in landfills! :^)

What it does

Allows users to share unwanted foods with others. So instead of throwing their leftover food in the trash, they give it to someone who will put it to good use! Our website also has information for how to compost items from different food groups so users can dispose of food items in a more environmentally-friendly way.

How we built it

We used HTML to create the website, and then used CSS to style the pages. We also used photoshop to create the infographics on the index page and our logo.

Challenges we ran into

We didn't have much coding experience with anything outside of HTML, CSS, and Javascript so that limited our options. We wanted to create a real Log-In with user accounts, and an on-site messaging service but were unsure how.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

This was our very first Hackathon, and we have a finished project! :^D

What we learned

How to code on less than 2 hours of sleep, how to input a Google Maps widget, how to have a sticky navigation bar, and a lot of facts about food waste and composting!

What's next for Crop Up

We hope to continue building on this project during the school year, and add the functions we were unable to (messaging service and real user accounts). We also want to make this a fully functional website that people can actually use. We all attend a residential boarding school and this website would be useful, especially before extended breaks where people need to get rid of extra food.

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