In recent times, space research has become a new race between countries and private organisations. Although, our past experience suggests that “Collaboration is important in maintaining a consistent pace of scientific discovery.” Therefore, I was inspired to build an application that encourages a collaborative approach to space research, thereby aiding the expansion of our current scientific understanding.
What it does
Space Collab provides a platform for individual scientific researches and organisations to collaborate on space research projects.
How I built it
Challenges I ran into
This was my first time working with Firebase database and authentication, which meant that I spent a majority of time learning how to use firebase. However, I am glad to have learnt a new skill in this hackathon. I also struggled with time management and that's something I hope to improve in future hackathons.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
I enjoy working as part of teams, although, I took it as a challenge to complete a project by myself this time. I am proud of completing the basic functionality and the UI design of the website as this was my first time using CSS animations for the frontend.
What I learned
This hackathon gave me the experience of using a variety of web technologies and helped me gain confidence in my skills. Besides, completing a project by myself has made me more appreciative of the importance of team-work and collaborative problem-solving.
What's next for Space Collab
Since I was restricted with time, I could not include a custom chat application on the website. This is something I would like to work on in the future. I also plan on deploying the website in the upcoming days.