During the last three weeks of the Full-Stack development program the students work on a final project and develop a website from scratch. The main objective is to deliver a functional prototype for companies like Sailcom or to develop additional functionalities for existing platforms. This is a particularly important part of the bootcamp, as the students get the chance to implement the knowledge they have acquired during the previous weeks and to work on a real project for a company.
The Full Stack Class (Batch 12: May 11, 2020 - July 31, 2020) worked on and presented the following five projects:
Read more about each individual project below:
SailCom is a company that rents sailing boats to its members. Currently, SailCom has about 2’800 members and owns 60 boats. To become a member, one needs to have a sailing license and pay the membership fee. Users can book the boats they are certified for, after having taken classes.
The main challenge in this project was to automate all main processes, for which the students were working on the following new features and functionalities:
The prototype has been finished and is now going to be presented to SailCom for feedback and to address the possibility of continuing to work on the project.
for the Swiss Volley Association
One of the students, Laura Rüegg, is the president of the beach volleyball refereeing commission in Switzerland. The problem in the past was that the assignment of the referees to the tournaments of the highest beach volleyball tour has been done with an Excel spreadsheet. Referees have sent their availability via email to the president, who then had to manually check who is available and assign them to different events. This was a very time-consuming and error-prone process.
To overcome this problem, a platform was developed.
for Constructor Academy
To overcome this problem, a platform was created, where the program managers (from Constructor Academy) can send a link to the candidates to create their accounts and complete the technical interview within a period. The results will be calculated immediately to let the candidate know if he passed or not.
Some features and functionalities that were developed are:
The platform can not only help Constructor Academy streamline its application process and save hundreds of hours per year interviewing candidates, but it can also be helpful for other companies that hire technical people.
Companies can improve the quality of their hiring process by choosing the skills they require (React, CSS) for a specific role and letting the candidates complete the assignment during a given period. The platform can help to improve the hiring process and get a better understanding of the current knowledge of the candidate.
for Constructor Academy
Job Tracker started as a platform built by Constructor Academy for the students, to keep track of their job applications, using a Kanban dashboard with a Drag and Drop functionality. One particularly useful functionality of the platform is that users can add an administrator to the account, making it possible for the administrator not only to review the job-seeker dashboard, but also to propose new jobs and support the jobseeker in the application process.
An additional challenge was to add extra functionalities to the current version of the Job Tracker platform. One of those new features was that users can create and download their CV in a PDF format, based on the information on their profile. To get there it was necessary to improve the profile section, where users are now able to:
The second feature we wanted to implement was a Cover Letter generator. For this, it was necessary to implement extra fields in the job description to be extracted in the cover letter generation process and at the same time allowing the job-seeker to edit or improve any section of the cover letter in the preview mode.
The new features and the improved design had a profound impact on the CV tracking tool, which is currently used by all Constructor Academy students and will be released in the coming days for all the jobseekers out there. We can't wait.
We were excited to see what our students learned during this short period of time and the amazing projects they developed at the end of the bootcamp. We want to thank you for your hard work, and dedication and we wish you all the best for your next career steps.