I had the pleasure of gaining an invitation to NSBE 2'nd annual Hackathon. With this opportunity I was able to showcase my teams skills in planning, designing, and developing a product to the jusdges. After a tough sleepless 48hrs we places 1st as Best Black Hack. I also enjoyed connecting with Senior Software Engineers from Google, Shopify, Bloomberg and IBM.
HTML,Express.js, Node.js, GCP Object Image Classification
How might we create a platform that helps Type-Four Individuals?
This was the question that our small team of 3 asked ourselves during our very first meeting. Our end goal was to create a cohesive narrative that the user would be able to follow from the first point of contact with our platform.
With a plan set, we were able to delegate roles. I was assigned the Presenter, Product Manager, & Back-End Engineer. My teammate Maureen was assigned the Front-End Developer and Lea, our product researcher and designer. Time to put that work in!
AI to the rescue
The finished result was a web-application that leveraged Google Object Classification and had a user upload a photo. From there we designed an API that would take that picture and analyze to the training data. After that was done it would generate a response and communicate it with our API.
The result would be displayed to the user with options on product recommendations and healthy habitis to follow. Future state would have us intergrate a map with the closest salons and barbers for haircuts or buying products.
In all, I was proud of what our team was able to accomplish together. As my first time leading a non-technical team at this scale, I learned a lot about working within a team and designing for the end-user in mind. Also, how important communication is to succeed!Back Home