Currently, the networking tools online are fractured into specific categories. This doesn't reflect how our lives are lived. Work and home blend, and so should the tools to help you succeed.
What it does
herVillage addresses the challenges of women and mother entrepreneurs by leveraging existing contacts from Google. We identify your immediate and long term needs, and with help from Twilio and TaskRouter we match your needs with someone else who can give back. Need someone to pick up John from soccer, but you and your partner are stuck at the office? herVillage will be there for you. Starting a company and need advice from someone with fundraising experience? herVillage will match you with a mentor. Do you offer a skill that you'd like to share with your circle of friends? List it and we'll find you business.
How I built it
Challenges I ran into
Hooking user inputs into Twilio calls
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
Using the TaskRouter API to match available contacts with a need. Great to see the text alert come through on my phone!
What I learned
Building out this kind of functionality takes much more than 24 hours.
What's next for herVillage
We're looking forward to adding users and making use of the taskrouter task management. I would have loved to have herVillage when I virtually pitched this to watch my kids for 5 minutes!