This project was inspired by my experience as a participant in hackathons and as a student who loves collaborating with people for building side projects in general and in hackathons. Not being able to find a team is very common as participants either team up with their friends or with their past teammates. There are a lot of high school students who feel intimidated by looking at the skills of senior students who have more experience than them. They want to learn and collaborate with others but sometimes give up on a hackathon as they were not able to find a team.
What it does
TeamUp helps people in finding a perfect team for hackathons and side projects.
How I built it
I built it using dart and flutter which is a cross-platform development framework and allows us to use the same code base for android, iOS, and web.
Challenges I ran into
As I said that the project was inspired by my experience so the first challenge was not being able to find a team. So I wasn't planning to participate but then somehow this idea came to mind and I thought why not do something to solve this problem. I started the work pretty late. So another Challenge was less time. There were some technical difficulties as well because I was implementing some features like mail and chat.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
I am happy with outcome.
What I learned
Learned many new things in flutter like mail, calendar feature implementation.
What's next for TeamUp
A lot can be done with this app. I will work on this as a side project and add features like end-to-end encrypted chat, improve UI, add scripts for automating process of scraping.