As long-time TAs of the CS Department here at UVa, we have long been interested in improving the technical and personal skills of students. We firmly believe that the key to success in the field of Computer Science lies in developing passion and creativity in using in-class skills for both important societal problems and personal passion projects. This weekend, we developed spoticode, an application that encourages users to explore developing their own applets to customize the performance and functionality of their Spotify account.
What it does
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Although this was our first hackathon, we were proud of several aspects of our project. We are particularly proud of our sleek UI, our seamless save function, and our comprehensive, robust terminal. Furthermore, we worked extremely well together as a group, utilizing VS Code LiveShare to quickly and effectively develop our code in an interactive manner.
What we learned
Over this weekend, we learned an extremely large amount of technical details ranging from low-level details in our web application to high-level machine learning techniques in a few workshops. Additionally, we bonded with our companion group in our conference room, learned how to Salsa dance, and discovered how to hack!
What's next for spoticode
In the future, we plan on developing and releasing spoticode for educators worldwide. We will continue our work on spoticode because we truly believe in sharing our passion of Computer Science with hopeful future others.