Inspiration

Knowing how difficult the transition was as freshmen, we were inspired by our experiences to help those who are currently going through the transition into college life. We hope that our site makes it easier to make friends, especially with the pandemic going on. Additionally, we wanted to tackle the decrease in motivation and productivity many college students have been facing during the pandemic.

What it does

Based on the Pomodoro studying technique, our site takes your data and matches you with someone based on similarities, providing a structured platform to communicate and study effectively.

How we built it

We built this website using Flask and sqlite databases. We used JavaScript and Twilio API to help create the video conferencing feature.

Challenges we ran into

We struggled with installing Flask and getting used to it. We also had trouble with trying to get the video conferencing working and having two people trying to connect to a network.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

We are proud of getting the video conferencing working.

What we learned

We learned a lot about web development, Flask, and networking.

What's next for Focus Buddy

We hope to implement more features to make our matching process better, more security features to expand our target to other colleges, and better our databases to be able to compare classes between colleges. We also want to add a feature to include ice breaker questions during study breaks to make the bonding experience better.

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