Inspiration

We are students that find it difficult to stay productive with school especially due to the COVID-19 pandemic, where everything shifts to an online environment. We decided to make a website that aids students to stay focused.

What it does

In this website, the user has different tools they can choose, such as using a to-do list, listening to background music, and using Pomodoro technique, all to maximize efficiency. This site allows the user to pick any tool that will help boost their efficiency.

But currently, our site only has functionality from the main page to the to-do list, and the Spotify playlist.

How we built it

We used HTML, javascript, and CSS. We used .xyz domain and Netlify.

-> main page is on the master branch

-> to-do list site is on the development branch

Challenges we ran into

The biggest challenge we face is that all of us are beginners in web development. In fact, 2/3 of the members had zero experience with making a website from scratch, so we used this hackathon as an opportunity to learn as much as we can on how to make a website.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

We are really proud that we are able to make a website from scratch, with 2/3 of the members having little to zero experience.

What we learned

We learned a lot about team-work, especially dividing up the tasks based on each individual's strengths. We also learn to manage our time wisely as three days is not a long time to code from scratch. Most importantly, we learned that coding is not as easy as it seems to be. There is a lot of work being put into behind closed doors, and we've come to appreciate that even more.

What's next for Help Me Focus

Help Me Focus is a site to help people stay on task, therefore in the future, we will be adding more tools that help maximize productivity level for the user.

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