We wanted to help simplify the workflow for City Year employees. We noticed that there are a lot of external services that are slowing down the efficiency of organizing and managing documents such as student waivers.
What it does
CY Portal is a document management platform aimed to enable City Year employees to centralize their workflow for handling programs and the students and waivers associated with them.
How we built it
We built this with love. But most importantly, with teamwork. On a more serious note, we used firebase as our backend to quickly develop a service that handled user authentication, storage for student waivers, and cloud functions to execute communication with docusign's API.
Challenges we ran into
There was definitely a shortage of time for the goal we wanted to accomplish. But ignoring that issue, we did seem to scramble a lot on the technical design for the application. We were hesitant on using certain technologies and underestimated some in determining a priority for them.
I'm also human and would like to sleep. Q_Q
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We are definitely proud of coming together and working on a project that we all love.
What we learned
We learned a lot about different ends of the development process. From ideation, to
What's next for CY Portal
The broad scope functionalities of the programming utilized allows City Year to create a system designed to manage and track consent forms through enhanced user profiles. Given the current data management processes of City Year, a thorough integration of DocuSign can eliminate risk of data breach and automate status notifications for a mass network of individuals and entities. A two-way bridge between the City Year Portal and Salesforce can integrate the necessary data for the user profiles. The potential scope of capability with Google Cloud’s machine learning allows a final touch of integration for data entry to tie together a seamless user management experience.
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