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WLG Hackfest – Team #ghandi

By Ruth
August 17 2017

Posted in Student Stories

Our premium student skills development event for code & design students in the programme is Hackfest, a 2 day app-building challenge for teams of SoT2017 students. They’re supported by industry mentors, and the challenge this year was to use an API or dataset, and build something cool in a weekend, e.g. a web/mobile app or data visualisation.

Here’s the profile of one of the teams from our Wellington Web Hackfest, held at Flux Federation on the 12th & 13th August 2017:

Team #ghandi

Team:  Charles (Designer), Cameron, Kevin, Noel

Lead Mentor: Michael from Flux Federation & Cornelius from CommonLedger

App Name: Locate

What does it do?

The app consolidates data from multiple sources to provide an easy to reference guide for good rental deals for students


What tools did you use to build it?

We connected to the Trade Me API, and used node.js, express, chart.js python, beautifulsoup, bootstrap & sketch

Anything else you’d like to share about your Hackfest experience?

I learned a lot of processes and workflows to help improve my development speed. I learned the importance of writing code clean to improves speed in the long run. I learned how to work as a team in an agile environment and to work in parallel so that commits will be smoother without much merge issues.  We all learned that if you haven’t made much progress move on to a new method or ask for help.

More photos

Some photos from the event are up on Facebook and there were a bunch of tweeted updates over the weekend too.

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