link to webpage: http://www.cardstak.com
We meet new people every day - at an event, or in a new class, or for a project. While sometimes we do know in an instant whether we like the person in front of us or not, that usually happens only in movies. Most of the time, we want to get to know them a little bit better. And that in today’s world usually means adding them on Facebook or Linkedin.
However, Facebook and Linkedin are not designed for building relationships with people you’ve just met. There are many times when you want to present only a particular dimension of yourself, without having to expose your entire social network and past history to strangers. At the same time, you do want to be able to interact with them, safely and get to know them better. And this is where people, even today, fall back to exchanging business cards.
CardStak gives the users control over how they present themselves to strangers, while protecting them from unintended consequences of meeting strangers. It gives them the ability to get to know the others and build a relationship, before deciding how to proceed with connecting on a deeper level.
Libraries / Tutorials / APIs used
Sweet Alert http://t4t5.github.io/sweetalert/
Masonry layout http://w3bits.com/css-masonry/
Mandrill API https://mandrillapp.com/api/docs/
Google Maps API https://developers.google.com/maps/
Cardstak.com, was used by Berkeley Haas School of Business, School of Engineering and the School of Information
Sample event: http://funginstitute.berkeley.edu/newadmit/visit-day/ (scroll to bottom left of page)
It was also awarded the James Chen Award (the highest award presented by UC Berkeley school of Information): http://www.ischool.berkeley.edu/newsandevents/news/2016commencementawards