We wanted to provide students like us an opportunity to get involved in the computer programming scene at an early age.
What it does
HackCore links hackers who need experience and people who need projects done. Users can upload their Github portfolios and/or resumes to appeal to people with higher demands. Overall, HackCore helps the community by providing free computer work to leaders and free experience to students, or anyone using the app.
How we built it
We built this iOS app with Swift and Xcode, along with a Django back-end. Two of us worked on the back-end while two of us worked on the iOS front-end.
Challenges we ran into
One of the challenges we ran into was the difficulty of merging front-end and back-end. The two of us who were working on the front-end were not very experienced in calling APIs and JSON, but several YouTube videos later, we were on our way.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We are proud of successfully finishing a good looking, functional app for our first ever Hackathon. As freshmen, we didn't know what to expect, but it turned out to be really fun and a great learning experience
What we learned
We learned how to combine an iOS front-end with a Django Back-end. We learned how to code with a deadline. Most importantly, we learned how to solve problems as a team.
What's next for HackCore
We may continue testing and working on HackCore and release it to the public, hopefully helping students like us.