Inspiration

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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