What it does
Our website connects students together by locating places on campus where he or she needs to go to on campus, showing weekly events on campus that the student could go to if interested, shows who is in the student's class in case they want to know who their classmates are in class, and sharing the students photos taken on campus for other people to see the beauty of our campus and possibly win best picture of the week by students liking their favorite pictures on our campus.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
Accomplishments that we're proud of
For myself, I am very proud in working longer hours when needed like not sleeping the first night of the hackathon so I could work on the code the girls had trouble on during the day earlier and hopefully get more done so the girls would feel a little less stress for the next day. I am also proud how I was able to manage a team of young coders and still make it fun for the girls. Lastly, I am proud in talking to BeyondGeek and getting interviewed with my girls on our team and what it is to be a girl coder as well being apart of the club, Project AWESOME. I feel this last one is the most important accomplishment because I want people to see that women can code just as well as a man and we are here to stay in the coding world.
What we learned
The girls and I learned the importance of teamwork, communication, and the optimism to never give up, even when it looked almost impossible to accomplish a task, but in the end, we got it done. We also developed an even stronger connection together as mentor and protégé with this event by trusting each other more and learning how if we work together as a team instead of working alone, we can accomplish anything together.
What's next for MyGeoCruz
The next step for MyGeoCruz would be to add our own database and server/client to our website so we can start having real students sign up, load their pictures, and use our website. We also were thinking of adding messages so users would either message each other in private or leaving like a tweet on the locations and/or on their pictures they upload.