Dream it. Code it. Win it. – $20,000 Prize

David Taitz and Hikari Senju  from Harvard College: Balloon

Hikari Senju: “In November last year, since I wanted to get into building iOS programs, I built a rather simple map based notification app one weekend. As winter break started, I wanted to keep working on this application, and decided to reach out to my college room-mate, David Taitz, if he would want to join me on working on this project. As we discussed the possibilities for this app, we realized that there was a need for college students to quickly invite a large group of relevant people to their location. Whether it was a pickup soccer game, or a study session, there was currently no direct way to communicate to large groups other than through group emails. But not everyone actually reads large email threads because they can quickly become cluttered.”

David Taitz: “Hikari and I saw an inefficiency in the way we organize events on campus and communicate over large groups. Each Harvard house has residential house list that is essentially that allows students to send impromptu requests to the people who are relevant to you based on location (people who live in your dorm). So, we set out to redesign this platform to encompass more relevancy based on the filtering the audience of the messages and redefining who is relevant to you in terms of location based on your mobile location.”

About dreamitcodeitwinit

Dream it. Code it. Win it. is a student competition that rewards creative problem solving with code. It was founded by Cristina Dolan, a Solutionist, which an engineer that applies their education towards problem solving - as her TEDx talk 'Just Solve It' explains.

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