EnGauge is an app that allows teachers to track student engagement in near real-time. I used AngularJS, Coffeescript, and a Rails backend to make this single page app that monitors student input on a sleek and simple teacher dashboard.
See it in action: engaugenow.herokuapp.com
Look under the hood: github.com/taylorchiu/engauge
In the 8th week of the course, two classmates and I created Linqs, An Online Resource Organizer to manage the many github repos, notes, blogs, articles, and other web resources that were shared in our class each day. A user can add links to her account on the website, or, she can add links to her account via a bot command that we linked with our class’ community chat room on HipChat.
Technologies used: Ruby, Rails, Coffeescript, JQuery, AJAX
See it in action: linqs.herokuapp.com
Look under the hood: github.com/taylorchiu/linqs
Only four weeks into the course, I built a Rails app called Druthers Books, which allows users to search and read Goodreads book reviews, save books to a private list, create a poll, and share that poll with friends. Users can then quickly and easily vote on the next book to read in book club.
Technologies used: Ruby, Rails, SQL, Goodreads API, AJAX, Devise, Bootstrap
See it in action: druthersbooks.herokuapp.com
Look under the hood: github.com/taylorchiu/druthers_app