One of our group members actually came up with the idea based on some experiences he had in his mechanical engineering classes. More generally, so many classes in college involve group projects between groups of 2 to 5 people and can often last for weeks on end. When students choose groups, they are either given randomly selected groups or create groups with their friends.
What it does
Our app, "Groupr", solves this issue by cross referencing questionairs that the projessor gives out to the students, running an advanced matching algorithm that takes into account schedule, preferences, and personality, and finally providing optimal groups that will ensure happy and effective collaborative experiences.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
React-native was a rather difficult framework to control. The framework is not very beginner friendly, and a good amount of our time and effort went to learning how to properly utilize it.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
The back-end turned out pretty dope. The website was Ari's first hackathon project and also turned out looking amazingly professional.
What we learned
All of us came with a set of skills, and are leaving with twice those skills, maybe more. We learned how to work with react-native, expo, and django primarily, but also learned a lot about hacking and working as an efficient team.
What's next for Groupr