Mental health. Due to COVID 19 a lot of student, did not get the opportunity to form study groups. Especially the first year students.
Our hope is to create something that will allow for networking and at the same time promote productivity.
What it does
The web application allows for individuals ( students ) to simply log in on the webpage and get connect with another individual that is interested in studying at the same time. Connection will be through video chat. Where the two individuals will be able to communicate and motivate each other while studying their respective subjects.
How we built it
We build it using the React framework within Node.js; we used twillo API for the video hosting; cockroachDB to help with used authentication; google cloud to store the cockroachDB relational database; and finally we plan to launch to the domain name livebrary.tech obtained from domain.com
Challenges we ran into
The live video component was something none of us had ever attempted, we spend a lot of time trying to get that working hence had less time for the other components we wanted to develop. Our initial idea was to use LinkedIn login to get the users' school and program info. This would allow them to be matched with their classmates or other students in similar programs. This required a LinkedIn Marketing Developer Platform Application Review which would take 3-5 business days. So this idea currently in the process of being implemented.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
- We had an idea and did not know initially if it was possible within time constraints and ended with something decent that we plan to continue to work on past the hackathon. *Getting more experience working together in groups.
- Picking up new skills as we go as opposed to having already had all the tools prior to development
What we learned
- We focused on learning new aspects of development that we hadn't previously focused on before. For example, some of us who had Back-End Development experience got to work more with the Front-End Development and Design principles. As well those who had Front-End Development experience got to work more with Back-End Design. This will assist in our process of becoming Full-Stack Developers.
What's next for Livebrary
- Its still in the early stages. We intend to keep working on the features e.g authentication and how best to match individuals. We are looking forward to obtaining our LinkedIn Marketing Developer Platform Application Approval in order to implement the course-matching idea. ( Eventually we hope to push it out in the world as we fill it meets a current need.