Inspiration

We sought out to create an application that helps to bridge food and housing insecurity on college campuses. This is done through an interactive web application that allows students to create odd jobs for fellow students.

What it does

The web application allows for students or U of M affiliates to post jobs, big or small, on a global platform along with reward offers, contact information, desired skills, and location. Students can easily search for a job that fits their strengths and brings financial relief

How we built it

We started off with tutorials and templates. We developed the web app using Django framework and Firebase. Our code is mainly in HTML and Python, with CSS for styling and Javascript for interactivity.

Challenges we ran into

First, we barely had any background in web development and spent a great amount of time learning the basics. Second, the framework we chose and the template we used were somehow confusing and we had difficulty finding references.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

We figured out how to get a web app working to solve a real-world problem.

What we learned

We learned how to use HTML to create a web application and take in user data, CSS to style our output and structure the viewable data, and Javascript to handle the interactivity between the user and the interface.

What's next for Hyfix

Our goal is to scale it to other universities and connect individuals within communities. We plan to add more user features/functions, such as implementing a more responsive design, better CSS styling, and developing a mobile application.

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