This idea came from a frustration that I had all season for Science Olympiad. A key part to practice for Science Olympiad is acquiring test sets to practice with from other teams. Most of this test trading, happens in DMs on different platforms like Discord or Reddit or through a captain's server which have been hard to find for some teams. When I was test trading on Discord, it wasn't a rare occurence when someone would scam me out of some tests we agreed upon, or if someone kept persistently asking for an illegal test that wasn't meant to be traded. This website eliminates the uncertainty in test trading.
What it does
This site allows you to talk with others in a moderated environment to exchange notes, tests, and other academic resources. It provides an easy way to see what tests other people have and what they want, without having lots of unnecessary conversation.
How I built it
We used HTML and CSS to create a website using repl.it to collaborate. Since both of us are beginners, we used resources like w3schools.com to help us with the code.
Challenges I ran into
We struggled to make the website interactive with JS. The website as an app doesn't function as of now because we didn't have enough time to figure how to implement it. We also had issues with CSS formatting and making the navigation bar work.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
This was my first site that I created with HTML/CSS that had more than one page! :D I only had basic knowledge of HTML coming into this from one workshop two years ago, and never really explored much into coding. This was also one of my partner's first experiences with this language.
What I learned
I learned so much throughout this process! Both of us attended the HTML/CSS workshop and it was a great refresher for me on HTML. It also pointed us to w3schools.com where I spent more time reading the articles than working on our project (oops). I learned how to create different files in the project which led to a website with multiple pages.
What's next for Moderated Trade Platform
The next step for Moderated Trade Platform is using JS to make the website interactive, so people can actually use the site. Right now, the sample "My Profile" and "Traders" is written into the code and isn't from an user input.