Education is important, especially in an age where everything is powered by innovation. With a pandemic going on, many schools are being forced to move online. My experience with online learning has been quite chaotic,
What it does
Gekko is an open-source project created for school districts, extra-curricular classes, and or other educational programs to communicate with students and guardians digitally.
How I built it
I used Vue.js and Feathers.js to build Gekko. You can check out my entire tech stack by reading my GitHub README.md. I used tailwind as my utility class library and I used to style my entire app. I also took the responsive design into account and designed my app mobile-first. I set up a MongoDB database for my backend and connected to it with mongoose and feathers.js. I used feathers-auth to setup my local auth and created custom services (feathers way of creating a collection) and added custom hooks and security. After creating the backend, I moved on to the frontend and used Feathers-Vuex to connect my feathers app to my vue app. From there on, I added more and more code and did some app polishing afterward.
Challenges I ran into
- Technical backend issues (adding members)
- Trouble brainstorming app ideas
- The style I wanted Gekko to have
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
- Building an entire 🥞 full-stack app in 48 hours
- 🎨 My Frontend Design
- Finally attending a 💻 Hackathon
What I learned
- 🔒 Security in Feathers.js
- 👍 Best practices for tailwindcss
What's next for Gekko
After this hackathon is over, I will definitely refactor my code and try to deploy it. I might even ask my principal to see if we could use it in my school!