Inspiration

Fantasy sports betting is a popular activity that is run by massive companies that operate on a commission basis. I believe that any betting I do with my friends should remain within my friend group.

What it does

Players can pick their favorite athletes from a line up and the player who's athletes score the most points wins a prize.

How I built it

The app itself is built with objective c though I spent the majority of my time designing and creating a website for it using ember.js.

Challenges I ran into

Data collection was particularly hard because I had to create Ruby scrapers as few relevant APIs were exposed.

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

I did a great job presenting the collected data using animated d3.js and overall I think the website is very high quality.

What I learned

My experience working with Ruby was limited coming into the event, and necessity has forced me to improve my talents.

What's next for Scoutkick

We are starting out limiting the app to the NFL. If it is well received then we will likely include other sports.

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