Inspiration

As we live through unprecedented times, we believe that it is our duty to support the ones who have lost the most. As small businesses have lost revenue because of insufficient funding, we hope to provide a platform that businesses can promote their products and consumers can interact with them.

What it does

Bridging the Gap provides a platform that not only helps build up small businesses and help them during these financially hard times but also a place where the public can easily supportthese businesses.

How we built it

We split up our team into 2 groups (frontend and backend). The frontend team developed and designed the UI of the webpage with HTML, CSS, JS, making it easy to use and visually appealing. Our backend team implemented a Microsft Azure SQL database in order to store all the businesses data and

Challenges we ran into

We had a few issues as everything was made infinitely harder because of the online nature of this hackathon. We struggled a little bit communicating over zoom without being in-person to see the actual code but in the end, we were able to get something up!

Accomplishments that we're proud of

This was our first time using a Microsoft Azure SQL database and so we are proud that we were able to get it up and extract some data onto the website.

What we learned

We all learned a bit of both frontend and backend while _ bridging the gap _ of each other's code. Most importantly we learned how to work as a team during these hard times.

What's next for Bridging the Gap

We hope to implement a nicer-looking database in the future and hopefully add in more filters (like women-owned business, black-owned business etc.) to better support marginalized communities.

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