CodeRED 2017 Hack
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What it does

Helps communities facilitate secret santa gift exchanges with questions that reflect the interests of the club. For example a CS community may ask questions about favorite programming language, favorite OS, and if they prefer tabs vs spaces.

3 Steps

  • Create an organization Secret Santa pool
    • Organization submits:
      • Org name
      • Questions to ask their members
      • Message for members to see when signing up
      • Deadline for signing up
  • Collect infomation from organization members
    • Web portal for users to apply for the Secret Santa
    • Members submit:
      • Member Name
      • Mailing address
      • Contact information
      • Answers to questions
  • Match up people
    • Connect people who are compatible thanks to algorithmic magic
    • Optimize mailing costs

How we did it

  • Website
  • Database
    • Hosted in AWS DynamoDB