Inspiration

To make work orders and parks services workflow easier for everyone in the City of San Jose

What it does

Our mobile application allows both residents and city staff members to report, view, and edit hazards/maintenance request tickets in parks immediately when the see them. They will also be able to view all tickets submitted and subscribe to them. Staff members/contractors will be notified when a ticket pertaining to their park district is assigned.

How we built it

Backend: MongoDB, mlab, Node, Express, Heroku Frontend: React Native

Challenges we ran into

Sorting through the mess of current infrastructure for submitting and sorting work orders in San Jose parks

Designing a scalable database: designing schemas that are inexpensive to scale when number of users grow, using indexing strategies to optimize lookup latency

Configuring Heroku

Working cross-platform with MacOS and Windows machines

Accomplishments that we're proud of

We built the application prototype, a MVP (React Native frontend), and also were able to design and construct schemas for easier implementability of future features and scalability of the application.

What we learned

We learned to work with each other, put checks and balances on ideas but also respect them. We should have been more proactive in asking for help from our mentors.

What's next for Park Issues

User dashboard:

Subscriptions based on properties of the ticket (category, priority, location, park name)

Integrate posts on Facebook, Nextdoor, and other social media as reports/tickets

Parks Admin dashboard:

Scheduling system for work-performing staff members

Prioritization and categorization for tickets

Machine learning for ticket assignment and prioritization

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