Clubs and societies are a vital part of student life. The University of Sydney has more than 200 student societies, the largest in Australia. The absence of a central app that collects information about the time, dates and venues of the events run by all the societies that a student has joined makes it inconvenient for students to stay up to date with society gatherings.
What it does
USYDynamic is a website that collects information about the societies that a student has joined, and adds the event details on a personalised calendar for the student. It also includes a recommendation feature to recommend new clubs that aligns with the students uses - with over 200 clubs, it's hard to manually keep track of them all!
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
Extracting data from Facebook and USU, developing an API with Python to transfer data to the webpage.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Making a user friendly graphical UI.
What we learned
Time management, adequate planning beforehand and more structured role delegations.
What's next for USYDynamic
Improving the recommendation algorithm to include friend suggestions, etc. Expanding the idea to other universities.