As perpetually hungry college students, we saw a need for providing people like us with information regarding where students could get free food on campus. From student organization meetings to speaker series, there's always free food somewhere. And who could benefit more from lots of free food than student athletes who just got done with a killer workout??
What it does
The application displays a map of locations where you can find free food on campus. You can click through different food options to get information about them and who is offering the food.
How we built it
Our front-end was built using
React and our back-end was built using 'GraphQL`. We also made use of the Google Maps API & Google Cloud. Caffeinated chocolate helped along the way too.
Challenges we ran into
Most of the team was somewhat inexperienced with
React so we have been learning it along the way. We had some issues getting the server up and running but managed to get it spun up. It was also a pain integrating the back-end with the user interface.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We're really happy with the user interface's look & feel. We also are excited with the prospect that this might help us and others find more free food on campus.
What we learned
We learned a LOT about
React, website deployment, and that hackathons are a lot of fun.
What's next for Find Free Food
We are going to eat some free food!
But seriously, integration with SnapChat would be interesting, as well as making the app more robust in general. We would also like to add more features to the UI like actually being able to add entries to the list of events.