We've all been there. You're excited and pumped to hack away the next 36 hours only to finish exhausted and tired. You leave the hackthon unfulfilled with a lack luster experience. If only you knew which hackathons to avoid and which to do!
What it does
Rate my Hackathon is a website that allows hackers to discern more accurately which hackathon they want to participate in. Hackers can leave a review of hackathons they have finished as well as see other reviews left by hackers.
How we built it
Rate My Hackathon was built with the MERN stack - MongoDB, Express.js, React, and Node.js. We also used Figma for designing and prototyping.
Challenges we ran into
The biggest hurdle we ran into as a team was the difficulties we had with one of our members. They were not able to contribute to the project until late into the hackathon. But even with a limited team, we still accomplished what we wanted to make.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Our biggest accomplishment is making an MVP with the limited resources and manpower we had.
What we learned
Time management and communication were two of the big takeaways from this hackathon. One of our members got to familiarize themselves with Figma and UI/UX, while another got the chance to learn how to create a full-stack web application from start to finish.
What's next for Rate My Hackathon
In the future, we would like to be able to add authorization so that people can edit and remove their own hackathons or reviews. We also would like to add a filter and/or reporting system to prevent/remove harmful comments. We also want to allow the user to search for hackathons, as our database grows. We also want to add a home page to tell the user about the project and clean up the frontend, creating a more consistent design.