A mobile application that displays a list of hackathons in Singapore and encourage users to participate in it.
Hackathon – an event, typically lasting several days, in which a large number of people meet to engage in collaborative computer programming.
- List of Hackathon events with details such as description and location
- Share Hackathon events to your friends via Direct Share
- Save event into Calendar
- Create an aggregator(web service) that include information from various websites through web scraping tools – ONLY ACCESSIBLE FROM WEBSITE
A frequent participant in hackathons, I struggle to find events in my school. I had to rely on word of mouth and school email. Sometimes, I would have to search multiple websites online for upcoming events. Existing applications that address this issue are catered to overseas.
Existing Solutions/Competitive Analysis
There are apps in the market that address this
- Programming & Coding Challenges: Stay updated about and register for the best coding challenges on HackerEarth.
- Hackathons: Discover and participate in the best hackathons and coding contests around the world.
- Hiring Challenges & Developer Jobs: The biggest firms in India are hiring on HackerEarth! Be involved in hiring challenges by top brands like Flipkart, Adobe, ThoughtWorks, IBM, Amazon,
- Developer Community for the users/developers to interact with each other and share knowledge.
- Individual event discussion forum for general discussion regarding the events.
- RSVP integration to know how many of y our fellow mates are going for the event.
Strength: Able to display more than just hackathon events such as job listings and advanced features
Weakness: Does not have a localized version
Opportunities: Increase or Reduce features
Threats: There are multiple applications in the market
Web scrape data into JSON file using Parsehub
Parsehub is free/paid tool to extract data from websites through a web browser.
I had to learn from tutorials and help sections to understand how to extract the data.
For this application, I scrape from hackathon.com by the location in Singapore.
Creating a php file and insert the exported JSON file and making it to a web service
Things to improve on
App link: http://goo.gl/usKSnB
Webhost server: https://hacakthonevents.000webhostapp.com/