I am taking my first business class next semester so we were really keen on exploring the financial side of coding. Creating a site that could teach and inspire young women was something we were all passionate about and made the project very exciting.
What it does
Our website is a place for young women to learn about financial literacy. We used our coding skills to create a mini activity that would help introduce them to the world of finance and created a lesson plan to educate them further.
How I built it
We used a site template called Bubble to format the website and we used Python on Spyder to write the code for the first activity. Other activities have been started using R as well.
Challenges I ran into
It was difficult completing this in such a short time frame. We wanted to some more advanced activities but did not feel we would complete them in time for the deadline. This was also our first time doing a hackathon so it was a unique experience that required some adjustment. Finally, it was interesting trying to coordinate a project between us as we had varying knowledge of different coding languages which required us to learn more about different languages and see which ones best suited our project.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
We are proud of having a final product to present to you today using software that we haven't used before. We are also proud of the risks we took when trying to go down certain paths, even though they may not have worked out.
What I learned
I learned a lot about ShinyApp through my explorations, we also learned a lot about how to make a website and how difficult it can be to merge a coded product with an online forum such as a website.
What's next for $he Knows Money
We hope to expand on the activities and courses available on the site and potentially teach someone a little bit about finance.