Everyone has great ideas--but no one's good at everything. In an effort to put an end to amazing ideas that never come to fruition due to skill set, Developr aims to pair together skilled people who want to collaborate.
What it does
In a dating-app-style interface, users can scroll through requests put out by other users for anything from educational experiences to short-term projects to business partnerships. From there, people who are interested in working with each other can chat with each other about the terms of their collaboration and get to work. Life is a hackathon!
How I built it
Challenges I ran into
I came into this hackathon with no team and no plan, intending to go with the flow. Sometimes the flow hands you a laptop and tells you to figure something out. My impromptu hackathon team brought together four different people with four different end goals. It didn't take long for team members to begin wandering off and the eventual demise of the group. Upon realizing I was very much on my own, I began going through Android Studio tutorials, and before long I was almost halfway through the hackathon with no sleep and no ideas--though the sunrise was pretty. With around 10 hours left I decided to stick with what I had prior experience with and began the brainstorming process all over again. Of course, having less time and less help than I originally planned was a challenge, but I managed to throw something together on my own and thus Developr was born.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
I came into this hackathon with almost no prior hackathon experience, and having to go solo was a huge challenge. The fact that I was able to create a hack at all was surprising to me, and I'm proud of it. Despite the rushed execution, I do think it's a good idea that could have been executed very well under more favourable circumstances.
What I learned
What's next for Developr