We took our main inspiration from the way activists used the Lennon Wall to write messages on. Furthermore, the activists in Hong Kong protesting against their government and other oppressed and vocally marginalized groups inspired us to create this program.
What it does
Our app is a message board for all users, specifically to speak about their governments, organize protests, and spread information around. They can place sticky notes on the page to be seen by other users containing whatever message they wish.
How we built it
We built our app using React, Firebase DB, Chakra UI, and other frontend languages. We split into the database side and developing the sticky notes and worked to integrate the two.
Challenges we ran into
We intentionally intended to come together to integrate our systems. However, we struggled greatly to do that, eating up a huge amount of our time and energy near the end.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We're proud of our creativity used to finish the project and learning a lot of one another's stack. We're very glad to be at this competition and proud to have finished today out strong.
What we learned
We learned that, on a small scale, it's extremely beneficial to have a larger stack so that we're able to synthesize our talents with others; Diversity in stacks is necessary, but there is a limit to it.
What's next for Umbrella
Our hopes are that Umbrella can evolve to become a widely used platform by all citizens of oppressed nations including, but not limited to, Hong Kong citizens.
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