We were inspired to make a difference in the community and help to end Homelessness. We have our team came in from four different states to help to end homelessness with technology.
What it Does
We built our app data-centric, which that means all the data on Homeless people and the care facilities will be easily available, With the data, we ran some analytics to prevent the Homelessness. Any CoC can integrate with our system and they can provide all the help for Homeless people effectively. We integrated all CoC data to be accessible to all participating CoC's to effectively help Homeless people. homeless people with service providers to improve tracking and provide better service through analytics.
How we built it
We built a Web-app(Mobile friendly) with modern web framework(bootstrap, jsp, JQuery, js, etc.), MySql, Java, J2EE, Google Maps, Analytics tools, and some-other technologies.
Challenges We Ran Into
We have one of our Team mate(Front End Developer role) to leave on Saturday morning, because of a family emergency(which is very unfortunate). Since we wanted to build our app data-centric we faced challenges in data cleansing, designing, and how to get data into our systems to better address the issue. We have faced some issues with UI development, integrating overall workflow.
Accomplishments that We're Proud Of
We had a great teamwork from all the members from all sorts of experiences. We feel our app can solve the homelessness problem, it can prevent the homelessness from the Analytics.
What We Learned
We learned how to work quickly with in limited time. We learned that homelessness is a very big issue than what we think. We all need to come forward to help the homelessness in all sorts of channels.
What's Next for Zuhause
We need to build more user-friendly interface and Decouple the stack.