As college students ourselves, we noticed that virtual events hosted by student orgs were starting to get repetitive. We feel the frustration of having our college social activities be online. As student leaders, we know how hard it is to come up with fun socials for which people are willing to do another Zoom call 😔
When our user persona Ameliea, the event coordinator of her student organization, plans for social events, they want to make sure that the events are exciting so that students would voluntarily join yet another video call. They run out of ideas for events quickly because there are only a few well-known options and small games are not centralized in a place.
What it does
Home-User-Backpack is a hub (lol) for college event planners to help virtually connect classmates, student committees, and members of student organizations. HUB crowdsources all the fun, remote activities on the internet and organizes them into one centralized hub to make event planning easier and diversify the activity options at these virtual socials.
Who do we serve
Mostly students because, well... 1) we’re all students, so we feel the frustration of having our college social activities be online 2) As student leaders, we know how hard it is to come up with fun socials for which people are willing to do another Zoom call
How we built it
The challenges we faced
We faced challenges when learning new technology and reading documentations. Firebase was a real struggle because we were able to write data, but not retrieve it.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
What we learned
We learned a ton while working on HUB! We learned to create interactivity with JS, create a basic web layout with HTML/CSS, write user personas, and write to databases and connect web apps online.
What's next for HUB
In the future, we hope to add more interactivity and features, better transfer our designs to code, and build a more robust filtering system.