We started the hacker's club at Iowa and wanted to make something to help our new members find reasonably close hackathons to attend.
What it does
This is a straightforward, two-input site that returns all hackathons within a certain radial distance of your location. You can adjust this distance and can conveniently visit their sites.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
Neither of us have done web dev before.
In particular, Thomas had to learn how to perform web crawling, and Richard had to throw together Bootstrap with Google Maps while building his first website.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We had to do some temporary hard coding of information for the system to fully operate, but we were able to have individual components working.
What's next for HackerTracker
We will hopefully start from scratch with our newfound dev skills and attempt to make a cleaner, more robust version for our Iowa hackers!