We saw students going to time-consuming surveys and other means to make a few extra bucks. We saw that students were always looking to make extra cash to supplement their daily living, but was hindered by the long hours and commitment required to work in restaurants part-time while juggling their intense academic schedules. We also saw businesses struggling in rush times and when unexpected changes came their way. Our goal was to change that by creating a system where students could make money on their own time, and business can have access to a pool of talented, hard-working individuals, at any given time.
Our team also researched that according to a research study done by Georgetown University, 70% of college students in the United States work while studying. TempIT will be able to help increase serve this large percentage by making their academic-work life even more balanced.
What it does
Given this great demand for part-time workers and college students’ large role in this market, TempIT aims to connect employers and employees in the hourly job marketplace. With the various part-time job opportunities in college, college students will be able to maximize their work times by selecting the times they can work, and better manage their work-study-life balance. For employers, this provides them an access to a large pool of willing students to fill in schedule gaps, assist workers, and more.
For Students: Maximize money-making by doing it in your free time More organized and efficient job search than current University systems Work at your flexibility Find opportunities for additional income in one easy to use, organized platform
For College-Town/University Employers Onboard new employees efficiently and rapidly Find on-demand employees at a very fast rate Never have to over/under-schedule employees again
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
One of the biggest challenges that we ran into was learning many new technologies and languages in a short time frame. Most of our team had basic experience with web development and had to learn how to use Firebase and Flask and then apply it immediately to our hack.
Another challenge we had was linking all of our various components together with ease. To be efficient in our work, most of our team members split up different components of the whole project. However, the problem with this was that sometimes different components would lack a certain consistency in style and logic, and brought up some issues while merging all the files together.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We believe that TempIT has the ability to tackle a real problem that can greatly impact the lives of students as well as businesses. We are proud that we were able to create a finished product at MHacks that shows the proof of concept of this idea, and is the start of something big.
We are especially proud of our ability to manage and deal with users efficiently. We were able to store all of our user data in Firebases databases, and then retrieve that data to create an easy to use UX. We are also proud of our data-handling since the whole concept of this idea is built heavily on the idea that there will be lot's of data to sort and filter through.
What we learned
What's next for TempIT
We hope to continue working on TempIT after MHacks, and ultimately bring it to market in the near future. One feature we are looking to add is a Recommendation system that uses ML techniques to recommend Job Listings to students that would benefit them the most. We also plan to add more security features in the to our application to make it more robust and also improve our UX. All in all, we are very happy to have had the opportunity to build the first iteration of TempIT at MHacks and hope we bring this product to life and impact students and businesses around the United States and beyond.