We were mostly inspired by the scope of the case. As first year students, we are not equipped to make an app that will revolutionize technology, but we want to use our skills to make a positive impact on the world. It is a case close to our heart, as 3/4 of our team can be considered newcomers to Sweden. As such, when we discussed the case with the contributors from Anställ Privat, we felt a connection with the case and drive to contribute towards helping the contributors out.

What it does

The website is designed as a supplement to Anställ Privat's existing functionalities. We believe the case contributor has an excellent platform for hiring people, but lacks the sufficient means to connect employees and employers to make these hires happen. To solve this problem, we created a website reminiscent of an online marketplace, but for jobs. In it, people can make their profiles, make job postings and apply for jobs posted by other users. To build trust between users, we put a rating system in place, making sure it is easily understandable and simple to use to reach out to as many people as possible.

How we built it

We came into this hackathon determined to learn something new. Our entire team consists of backend Java developers, so we decided to focus almost exclusively on the frontend. We used HTML, CSS and JavaScript to build the website, along with using some Bootstrap features. We got a few open-source chunks of code to use from the Internet and repurposed them into our code.

Challenges we ran into

As stated before, our main challenge was learning enough web design to create a functional website prototype in 2 days. Beyond that, due to our previous experience with hackathons, we believe our organization of the workload had minimal issues.

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

We are proud of learning new skills and creating a finished prototype to display in the OpenHack. We consider this more of an opportunity to develop and help the world around us than a competition.

What I learned

In these 2 days, we learned various topics in frontend development along with basic UI and graphic design.

What's next for TempSurfer

We plan to return to this project depending on how much time we are allowed due to our studies.

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