There is not a very good (online) way to connect with fellow students in a class to plan study sessions. You have to go through the process of first making friends (oh the horror) then testing each other's study abilities, going through the rigorous process of planning a time to study etc. Its awful. We wanted a way to easily connect with fellow students, plan study sessions, and ensure they get done and are efficient.
What it does
It allows you to connect to fellow students and schedule group study sessions (or private tutor sessions)
How we built it
We used PHP, html, javasript, ajax, jquery and mysql
Challenges we ran into
time and sleep deprivation were our biggest challenges.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
How far we got on the idea in such a short amount of time.
What we learned
that you should get a good night of sleep the night before a hackathon
What's next for Study Budy
Lots of new features as well as >24 hours worth of development.