The reason we decided to work on a hack to help those struggling with addiction was that we felt like this was a marginalized group that often gets forgotten about. Especially during these tough times, we often forget about those in the most dire of situations.
The first and probably biggest thing that we learnt during this project was that it's difficult to get data on this topic. The data is largely estimated and quite difficult to find specifics.
In terms of technology, as team, we learned how to create user input elements on a web page, and how to conduct calculations, and display them in a visually appealing way.
We definitely struggled with the math behind the optimization of this problem. A large portion of our time was spent figuring out how to tie all these variables together and get a meaningful result out of them.