We are both beginners and this was our first hackathon, so we had big ideas for it but not much expertise. We ended up discarding most of the ideas we had and going with something that made us happy. Both of us were homesick, so we decided to make a location-based social media site where people could post happy memories of the places they visited by posting comments and pictures.
What it does
Currently, the Java application has pictures of specific places and accepts comments and usernames then allows the user to post them. The website uses Google Maps with markers of specific locations that link to pages where people can post comments and pictures.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
Accomplishments that we're proud of
I(Priyanka) learned what an API is and used it! Nakia created the kind of Java application she had never made before! Our product might be unfinished and unpolished and lack a lot of the features we wanted to incorporate, but we have a product and we are very proud of that. There was a time where we thought we couldn't even start on anything, so it is a huge thing to have made something at all.
What we learned
API's are the coolest! Perseverance is everything. Never give up, never surrender. Where is the soylent? And other things you might see on T-shirts at a hackathon! Seriously though, we both saw that we had a world of opportunities to learn and grow from. It made us want to seek out more Hackathons to participate at.
What's next for Hackathon submission
AR/VR! Machine Learning! Responsible technology! Technology for political and social change! We are excited to learn from our peers and create cool projects that can create change in our communities.