Courses in the academic curriculum many a times involve paper discussions and presentations. This requires the student to read the paper and understand the core idea of the paper along with all the technical jargon. A lot of background reading is required for the same, which takes a lot of time.
What it does
-Provide an easy way to convey the idea of the research paper with the help of collaboration. -Know what other students/professors understand from the paper and get the gist of it.
How we built it
-Pylon framework (Python server) -MongoDB (DB) -Material Design (HTML, JS, CSS) -Marvel App(Design Prototype)
Challenges we ran into
-Providing the best possible way to involve students in collaborating the work, -Integrating various modules (pylon code, DB, frontend code)
Accomplishments that we're proud of
-Developed a working prototype of the Research Forum platform -Created Materialized Design prototype using Marvelapp tool -Successfully solved the problem we were facing by building a web-based system for it. -Deployed it on AWS instance for the live environment.
What we learned
-Materialized Designs for Front End -Hosting on AWS -Developing Web Services and consuming.
What's next for Research Forum
-Improve recommendation of Post feeds -Scaling System -Enhancing user experience and processing speed. -Extending this idea to mobile App. -Additional features such as grouping based on universities and related communities.