Inspiration

It came to our attention that October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. As this month approaches we wanted to gear our project to this important topic as well as provide an educational aspect.

Our target audience is the student body and faculty of FIU, but the platform is open to anyone on the internet.

What it does

It is a spin-off of an 80s classic game "Guess Who?" CyberWho is built to teach users about the importance of cybersecurity in a fun way. Our landing page contains details about the project, in addition, it features a live google map and game-play statistics. The actual game feature a twist where you play against the computer to guess a card selected at random versus playing against each other.

How we built it

Google Cloud Platform was use in multiple ways; from the Compute engine we deployed a cetOS virtual machine from the Network services we configured cloud DNS to host our new domains and we finished by attempting to configure a load balancer. Google Maps was implemented to display the geo-locations of visitors on the page. Google Cloud Identity provided authentication to users. Google FireBase was use for the database of the project. Domain.com provided free registration for cyberwho.space. The back end is coded in PHP, we use composer to download additional libraries. Atom and Github were used to share code and build the project. Adobe XD was heavily used to design the UI for all aspect of the project. Javascript was used to configure google map and run the game engine.

Challenges we ran into

Communications and team organization FireBase was new to us, and we had to start from zero. Our choice in UI made us redo major component half way through the project. Game logic was more challenging than what we remember from the classic "Guess Who" game.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

We are proud of our UI for the game. The data that we collected during the hackathon. Proud that we completed the game.

What we learned

We learned a lot from each member of the team. We learned some UI design. We learned to work with Google Maps and its customization options. We learned to use FireBase.

What's next for CyberWho

Keep working on the project to see if we can use it for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.

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