Inspiration

Inspired by the MIT Reuse mailing list, which is rather chaotic and unorganized.

What it does

  • Allows users to create public listings of items they are giving away
  • Allows users to mark items as taken
  • Displays all available listings on a map
  • Auto archives old listings
  • Looks good on all screens

How we built it

  • Django for the backend
  • Bulma CSS framework for the frontend
  • Google Maps API
  • Added custom JavaScript to allow users to pick a location using GMaps

Challenges we ran into

  • Limiting the scope of the project
  • Learning how to use the GMaps API
  • Falling asleep after drinking too much coffee

Accomplishments that we're proud of

  • Building a working project
  • Working as a team
  • Sleeping

What we learned

  • Hacking under time-pressure

What's next for MIT Reuse

  • Adding pictures to listings
  • Logging in using Athena kerberos
  • Integration with the MIT Reuse mailing list
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