Creating a working web application within a 10 week time-span is not most people's idea of an easy ride or brisk 'walk in the park,' but this is exactly what RefactorU's immersive bootcamp students commit to when they start our program. As we wave a fond farewell to our June 2016 cohort, it's time to check out the diversity of projects they completed and shared with the public on their Demo Day.
From a platform to share updates about custom cars, to Patrick Kimmitt's ridesharing app which matches folks based on both geo-location and personality type, to an online repository for living character sheets for role-playing games and campaign organization - students proudly demonstrated and discussed their web applications to a crowded house of supportive employers, family members, and potential new RefactorU cohort members.
The apps started off with Abrar Satar's SimpleCRM - an app for streamlining customer relationships and information. Roger Thomas shared his note taking app for videos - a way for people who learn best from videos to integrate their knowledge with videos. Caitlin Sweeney 'wowed' the crowd with her visually appealing Food Truck app - a way to find the right food truck to complement your adult beverage consumption. Other highlights were Chris Elfering's personal to-do list, based on concepts of the quantified self and a way to consolidate achieving your goals into your daily routine. All of the students who presented were duly impressed with one special app called 'Collabrio' by student Andrew Brovan. 'Collabrio' is a collaborative text editing plugin for the Atom text editor. In other words, it's a way for coders to connect and collaborate online in their medium of choice.
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