What inspired us was the clear need to help people still feel connected during the COVID-19 pandemic. After a whole year of isolation and a decrease in use of our in-person interpersonal skills, the need to still feel connected to people is as prevalent as ever. We want to provide people in work settings or school settings to be able to take a break whenever they can and find a way to stay connected to their fellow classmates or colleagues without the stress of thinking about the work they need to do.
What it does
"Stay Connected" is an artificial intelligence based website that allows people to virtually come together and do mindfulness practices, physical exercises, or fun icebreakers together by providing either guided videos or instructions on different types of ice breaker games.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
The main challenge was finding a way for all of us to come together and find times to meet. Our team of 3 is spread out between three different time zones with a 10-hour time difference.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We're proud of the functionality of the website, the aesthetic, and the research done to provide the content for the website.
What we learned
What's next for Stay Connected
The next thing for "Stay Connected" is to give users the opportunity to make their own accounts so that they can make their own lobbies with those that they regularly work with or play with. We would also like to improve the UI of the entire site, since we focused on the actual functionality during this hackathon.