TEAM MEMBERS: Julian Applebaum '13, Matt Adelman '13, Aaron Rosen '15, Aaron Plave '15
THE IDEA: Relive your campus years in music. Students tag locations on a map of campus with a "theme song" pulled from either Spotify or Grooveshark that holds some special meaning for that place. Using geolocation on your smartphone, you can then walk around campus with your headphones and explore this map, listening to the music that meant something special right where you're standing. We want to make this real-time, so that the moment a new song is posted, everyone can start listening.
TECHNOLOGIES: Ruby on Rails, MySQL, Spotify or Grooveshark API, Facebook Connect, Google Maps API, HTML5 geolocation
TEAM MEMBERS: Anastasis Germanidis '13, Tobias Butler '13, Max Dietz '16
THE IDEA: A better WesMaps, to make the agonizing process of picking courses for next semester more tolerable. Some ways WesMaps can be improved: add RateMyProfessor rating next to professor names, test out different schedules, make it easier to track prereqs, see who else is taking a class, get notified when there are empty spots in a class, etc.
TEAM MEMBERS: Evan Carmi '13, Diego Calderon '13, Brian Gapinski '15, Lisa Sy '13
THE IDEA: WesConnect that doesn't suck. Starting with the dataset of all Wesleyan alumni (names, graduation year, majors, location, jobs) create an interactive plotting of Wesleyan all around the globe. Then if time allows include search by location, by job, etc. Additionally include other data about what percentage of alumni do what, live where, etc. Data taken from WesConnect for 1950 to 2012.
TECHNOLOGIES: Python stack (Django, PostgreSQL), Cloudmade/Google for maps, geolocation.