Greenwood District, Tulsa, Oklahoma. This was one of the most successful and wealthy Black communities during the early 20th century. It was popularly known as "Black Wall Street." This was until the Tulsa race riot of 1921, which targeted the neighborhood and destroyed it in hours.
What it does
The app seeks to bring small Black owned businesses together with their globals markets in an app that allows small businesses a platform to beautifully showcase and sell their products.
How we built it
The front-end is a mobile first iOS app built with Swift. The back-end is built with Node.js and a PostgreSQL database. We used Sequelize as our ORM and GraphQL. GraphQL is a new open source data query language and runtime designed and used at Facebook to request and deliver data to mobile and web apps.
Challenges we ran into
Designing and scaling down our project to make sure that it could be accomplished in 24 hours. Learning new technologies such as GraphQL
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We're proud to have built a technically difficult back-end and to have brought a project from just an idea to a working reality in 24 hours.
What we learned
We learned that understanding the scope of the problem before tackling it in a short time period is very important. We learned that planning, organization, time management, and communication are key to success at a hackathon. Each of us either learned something new or honed skills we already had.
What's next for Jeewood
Not sure yet! Hopefully the spirit of Jeewood will live one and become a a reality in the future.