MSF 401k investors call to action

What it does

Provides investors with an easy to use tool, making it possible for them to influence social change through retirement monies.

How I built it

-Backend Frameworks: Node JS with Express JS

-Cloud Server: AWS

-Frontend: JS, HTML, CSS, Jquery, AJAX, Bootstrap

-Database: MongoDB with Mongoose ODM

-Web/Data scraper: Python with bs4, selenium, phantomJS (thanks Matt!)

-Design: Photoshop, Illustrator

Challenges I ran into

-Planning a database schema ahead of time

-Figuring out how to use non normalized data- scraping issues

-Lack of industry knowledge

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

-Learning new skills- frontend to backend and design

-Ability to provide deliverables at a rapid pace

What I learned

-How to look for and find scrape-able data

-Differences between database structures

-How to be flexible in a new environment

What's next for InvestFluence

-More funds in our database

-More campaigns that funds may be associated with

-More social media connections

-More contact points/info (ie: mutual funds, media outlets)

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