She Hacks NYC, which took place over the weekend of April 24-26 2015, is an all female hackathon put together by at Monarq and hosted at Trello. My team built Acquainted, a web app that functions as an internal platform for companies, to help their employees discover other employees in the organization. The end goal is to foster employee engagement, retention and community building within the organization.
Over just two days, our team of two developers, a UX designer and an entrepreneur were able to build an informational landing page for our app, as well as a semi-functional prototype for the app itself. I worked mainly on the front end, implementing the amazing design our UX designer put together, but I also deployed the landing page using GitHub Pages. I also helped to add functionality like profile pages and messaging to the app, which was build with Ruby on Rails.