Had a super great time at code for philly tonight, met lots of smart people with so many awesome ideas. A group of us came up with an MVP for this that would basically be a web page that would pump out a PDF.
Basically you would choose your schools and click 'go' and then the page would output a PDF with your dates.
To get to this point there will be a few steps:
I will create a excel sheet that basically does the same thing. Enter in one date and all the rest of them populate. Got good advice tonight to include fafsa, school calendar and SAT test dates in the date algorithms.
I'll then take the excel out to guidance counselors and verify that they would like it and use it and that the data is correct.
Once that's done, I'll head back to code for philly for help in building the webpage.
Future Visioning was great too. And include:
- Use Phonegap to easily wrap the webpage
- With the app, encourage a sharing buddy, someone who can help you with the process.
- Be able to link to facebook and post pictures at key points like 'here's me at the SAT!!!'
- Give Guidance - not just short summaries but in-depth on the WHY you need to do each of the steps.
So the update…i'm working on the excel sheet. See ya soon!