HackDuke is all about coding for good, and their prizes are donations to a charity of the winners' choice. This got us thinking about how a lot of people want to donate to charities or find a way to help others, but they just feel like it's more work than it is worth. That is when we thought of Give A Yeet.
What it does
How great would it be if, every time you purchase an item, a little bit of that purchase gets donated to a charity of your choice. With such little effort, people now have the opportunity to contribute to the causes that they care about.
How we built it
We built this website mainly using AWS, express.js, and html. We started by setting up express on AWS, and then divided the work into front-end and back-end tasks based on our team's previous experience.
Challenges we ran into
Some teammates were not as familiar with the technologies we were using, so catching them up to speed while building the app was a little stressful at times.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We all learned something new and designed an app that can help both charities and people achieve their goals of generosity.
What we learned
We learned a lot about middleware and how much of a struggle it can be. We also learned how to make the most out of bootstrap without looking like just another bootstrap site.
What's next for Give A Yeet
Give out more yeets. YYYAAAAASSSSSS!!!