We're hackathon organizers, and we always wanted a way to help hackers more easily connect with one another during the team-building activities.
What it does
Takes in profiles of hackers based on skillsets, interests, and descriptions and allows hackers to choose whether they'd like to work with certain people/teams and then we allocate hackers with others we deemed would be good fits, and the final decision would come to a team leader choose during the initial setup of the activity.
How we built it
Built as a web app, with a Reactstrap.js front-end and a back-end using express, Node.js, and the Google Cloud Platform's Firebase cloud functions and database.
Challenges we ran into
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Having a working, albeit incomplete demo. We're proud of what we achieved as far as all we managed to complete. Even more we're proud of our idea. We believe in it and we will continue to develop it in order to make it a working system to implement at our hackathon.
What we learned
Lots about back-end and server-less web technologies as well as web technologies in general.
What's next for HackerSquad
We hope to further develop the app to bring it into production for use in our own hackathon.