Inspiration

Reading the stories of front-line workers really inspired me, and I wanted to have a central hub to read their stories from all over the world. I was also tired of searching through so many websites to find COVID-19 statistics in my country and in others, so I decided to create a central hub for both of those things.

What it does

Tracks COVID-19 Statistics and allows users to read, share, and like the COVID-19 stories of people all over the world.

How I built it

I built it using the Python framework Flask, MySQL and HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

Challenges I ran into

  1. Deciding the best way to track which user posted what story. In the end I decided that a login system was not necessary, and that instead the user's would simply write their story with no attachment to any account.

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

Completing the entirety of the website in less than 24 hours, including the front-end design. I am super proud of being able to design a good-looking website on top of building all of the functionality.

What I learned

I learned that a lot of programming comes down to finding the simplest way to solve a problem. For example, again, rather than building out an entire login system, I simply made it so that the story author could leave their name in the story, never having to make an account.

What's next for OpenHacks2020

Submitting the code and watching the closing ceremonies

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