When we came together for our first team meeting, we immediately decided that we wanted to create something for social good. With the global pandemic, we recognized that many of us have gotten a lot closer with technology than we were before. That being said, some of us may have not realized the impact on our lives and other lives that our use of technology has. We decided that we wanted to educate people so that they become digitally aware of their technology usage. However, we didn’t want this to be an ordinary resource guide. To encourage learning, we decided to also include an interactive game to help make it easier to retain information and test current knowledge.
What it does
CyberPrint is a one-stop guide to become digitally aware. It includes key information for what you need to know to become digitally aware. It covers important topics such as what digital footprints and digital citizenships are. Along with given information, there are links to important resource guides one could use to conduct their own research and discover new things on their path to becoming digitally aware. To solidify their learning and test their knowledge (both prior and learned), CyberPrint has a built-in trivia game for the user to interact with and try to achieve their best score possible, competing with other users around the world.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
Accomplishments that we're proud of
This was our first hackathon for two of us and first hackathon team for three, so it was definitely a wonderful experience coming together from 3 different states/provinces to create CyberPrint. We’re proud of our planning process, utilization of various tools and resources, and design process as we understand that it’s not just about the coding and the final product. The planning process is very important as well. We’re proud of all of us for going out of our comfort zones for this project, learning new things as they come up, and our abilities to help each other out whenever necessary. We had a great collaborative environment which led to a successful end result. Finally, we are incredibly proud of CyberPrint as a whole, from the message and mission to the intermediate features it possesses. We definitely think it could benefit many people coming from different backgrounds, and constantly relates back to our current world’s state and its growing future.
What we learned
What's next for CyberPrint
We recognize that CyberPrint has a lot more potential. There are far more topics to be covered and better ways to implement our ideas into the site. We could add more topics including internet safety, what malware is, the impact of technology on our mental health, and more. We could create more uses for the user system. As part of our original plan, we could create a community tab and a chat feature where users can interact with other members of the CyberPrint community, allowing them to practice their newfound digital awareness while interacting and growing with each other.
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