Last week, we kicked off the Career Karma Projects Spotlight, a weekly series where we feature the best bootcamp projects that have been submitted to Career Karma over the last week. Our goal is simple: to highlight the great work being done by bootcamp students, bootcamp graduates, and other people who are on a journey of learning to code.
This week, we have had a number of excellent submissions on our platform — too many to feature in one digest. We’ve seen everything from a Chrome extension to allow people to watch Hulu together remotely, all the way to a tool that helps people with mental health problems share their stories anonymously.
While we can’t feature everyone each week, we want to say “well done!” to every bootcamp student who has been working on a project this week. We know it can be tough to build a project by yourself, but it’s worth it in the long-run!
This Week’s Top Projects
Career Karma Projects has received dozens of submissions this week from coding bootcamp students, grads, and other coders. Here are a few of the top projects we discovered:
#1: Couch Potato
June Hwang, a student at Fullstack Academy, has built Couch Potato, a Chrome extension that allows Hulu users to watch shows together remotely.
This idea comes at a time when many of us are stuck at home, unable to enjoy television parties with our friends. Couch Potato uses React, Express, and Socket.io to create private chat rooms in which users can share what they are watching on Hulu. Then, once a stream has started, users can play and pause seamlessly across all devices, so nobody misses a beat when somebody goes for a break.
#2: At the Wall
Recognizing the lack of high-quality sites to share mental health experiences, Amber McBride, a student at Holberton School, built At the Wall. At the Wall is a site where people dealing with depression can safely connect with others.
Users can sign up to At the Wall without inserting any personal information, instead using a username to identify themselves. The site is still a work in progress, but McBride hopes to add new features in to
Alexander Zimdahl, a student at Kenzie Academy, was inspired by the value of sites like Twitter and Facebook, and wanted to make his own social network. Zimdahl rose to the challenge and built Kritter with a team of students at Kenzie.
Kritter allows users to create an account, log in, and share their status on a profile page. As Scrum Master for the project, Zimdahl helped coordinate strategy for the project, and built features such as the ability to update a user’s profile.
#4: Flight Fare
Flight Fare, built by Dimitry Robertson, is a tool that allows you to calculate the fare for a flight to one of many popular destinations. Robertson is a student at Savvy Coders, and this was his final capstone project before graduating.
#5: Find a Trail
Cameron Brantley, a student at Savvy Coders, has built Find a Trail, a platform that helps people find recreational trails and parks where they can go for a walk, exercise, and explore.
Find a Trail allows you to find routes in St. Louis, MO, Austin, TX, and Pittsburgh, PA. Each route has a picture of the state in which the route is found which is retrieved from Unsplash, and shows information about the route itself.
Formerly a college student interested in psychology, Adelemarie Palermo graduated from the CareerFoundry design coding bootcamp earlier this year.
As part of her user interface specialization, she built PropertiZe, a design for an application that helps unseasoned investors looking find the information they need to properly evaluate an investment opportunity. PropertiZe is both an aesthetically pleasing and functional design, built using Adobe XD and InVision.
We’re done for this week! Tune in next week for our next list of top projects uploaded by bootcamp students and grads to Career Karma Projects!
– The Career Karma Team
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