CarpeDime is a chrome extension that promotes students' self awareness of the amount of money they're spending to attend college.
Too many people were looking at Facebook during the hackathon!
What it does
The extension reads in students' Google calendar under permission and tuition paid to provide unit price of class. The extension enables whenever a student is visiting a site that he shouldn't be in class and then displays how much money is wasted every second when the student is on a site he shouldn't be on.
The server is running on Node.js and client side is Chrome extension.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
The Google calendar API surprisingly did not have an endpoint to get the duration of an event. We later discovered that converting an event startTime from a dateTime to a Date was the key to this issue. The Date class offers much greater capability.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We successfully built this with minimal setbacks and minimal time.
What we learned
JSON is pretty cool. We also lose a lot of money per minute of schooling. Better not waste time Facebooking! Carpe Diem!
What's next for CarpeDime
We're going IPO!