The advances in genomic sequencing and biotechnology over the past several years have been significant, often bordering on science fiction, but are underutilized by ordinary people outside of health or ancestry-based contexts. My DNA Bae is intended to demonstrate what can be done with the genomic technology available at present and provoke thought on the benefits and risks of finding one's bae based on their DNA.
What it does
Using 23andMe's freely available APIs, My DNA Bae selects users based on their genetic traits and integrates those traits into their dating profiles.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
Fully integrating OAuth tokens and our SQL database with the overall system within the given time constraints
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Implementing responsive design principles across desktop and mobile devices, using dynamic jQuery effects to provide a compelling user interface, and creating a strong visual design paradigm and user experience
What we learned
Developing large-scale applications within a short time constraint requires making trade-offs on what functionality to prioritize for the initial release
What's next for My DNA Bae
Fully integrating 23andMe APIs/OAuth and our user account subsystem/database.