Mhani Gingi's (https://mhanigingi.co.za/) impact as an org inspired us to create a map that displays it. Specifically, Cambria worked with the NGO for 5 months in 2019 and keeping in touch with the founder inspired this project build.
What it does
Displays a map with dropped pins of Mhani Gingi's projects with the options to interact with the dropped pins to see the impact, have the option to share the map and donate to the org.
How we built it
By working together using Python, MongoDB, MapBox, tableau, Azure, embedding into the existing WordPress website, and deploying things to the cloud.
Challenges we ran into
There were some challenges deploying things to the cloud and connecting to he database. But we were able to work through them! We also ran out of time implementing the rest API with Azure Web functions & implementing the backend database. We are planning to continue working on these!
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Working together and learning new skills as we go!!
What we learned
Several of us learned a lot of new stuff on MongoDB. We also learned how to communicate, work together, and work through problems.
What's next for Interactive Map for Mhani Gingi's Impact
Embedding this into the existing Mhani Gingi website, perfecting the UI so it can be easily updated and edited by the employees at Mhani Gingi, and thus be sustainably helpful to them and the organization's efforts! Other than that, we are looking forward to sharing the map so that people can see Mhani Gingi's impact and support!
- See our future plans here: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1fHUZLDTrHXSIaUeV0uPc6BNvai7Jhjl6AdPbuGsYIjw/edit?usp=sharing
- See our code here: https://github.com/cmarkezich/MapHack