Project type: Mod 4 Capstone
3 Front-end engineers: Kelly, Thao Ma, Connie Hong
2 Back-end engineers: Joe Jiang, Catherine Dean
As a former teacher, Turing student Catherine Dean knows firsthand how challenging it can be to encourage, incentivize, and track a student’s reading progress in a fun and meaningful way. So when she pitched the idea of a reading app for kids, fellow former teacher and Turing teammate Connie Hong was immediately onboard, admitting, “I was the kid who constantly checked out multiple books at a time from the library.”
“It was really rewarding to be able to build an app from the ground up.”
Create. Collaborate. Repeat.
Creating and maintaining a useful and informative API contract was challenging, but this team had great dynamics and managed to meet every day to discuss changes and ensure that everyone was on the same page. Managing many moving pieces among a larger number of teammates—especially while job hunting—also meant careful coordination between front and back-end. They nailed it.