Our premium student skills development event for code & design students in the programme is Create Camp, a 2 day API challenge for teams of SoT2015 students. They’re supported by industry mentors, and the challenge this year was to use at least one New Zealand-based API or dataset, and build something cool in a weekend, e.g. a web/mobile app or data visualisation.
Here’s a run-down on one of the teams from our Wellington Web Create Camp, held at Powershop on 1st & 2nd August 2015:
Team Zealous Giggle
Team: Bruce, Lohit, Tana, Jaymesh
Lead Mentor: Amir from Trade Me App Name: Trade Me Live
Market Problem: How to visualise cool auctions on Trade Me in a way that is engaging with a hook effect.
Solution: Interactively and dynamically retrieving cool auctions from Trade Me API, annotate them with meta data, and place them on New Zealand map based on the region the listing is posted to.
All the photos from the event are up on Facebook, here. The good ones were taken by our official photographer AND mentor AND SoT2014 alumnus, Olly. The fuzzy ones were probably from random mobile phone cameras, snapped during the event by various people – thanks to everyone for images!