During the lockdown, I was working on Taskbarter, a platform where people can barter (or exchange) tasks for free. So, for example, you are not good in Content Writing, but you have exceptional programming skills, you can help people who want to solve programming problems and in return, people will help you do your content writing tasks. Just like Karma.
Once you do some tasks, you'll earn Barter points. You can use these barter points to exchange work from people. The work doesn't necessarily need to be time-taking or long. Students can exchange homework, experts can fix small bugs, 10-15 minutes tasks, anything is possible.
If you don't want to create an account, use these details to test the app:
Username: demo | Password: 123123
Frontend: React, Redux, Bootstrap
Backend: NodeJS, Express, MongoDB
Deployment: Github, Heroku, MongoDB Atlas
It could not have been possible without the Github Student Developer Pack.
- I deployed the app on Heroku Hobby Dyno which I got from #GithubSDP
- I used MongoDB Atlas to host the database from the $200 credits that I got from #GithubSDP
- The emails sent from the server are sent through SendGrid's 15k/mo email package which I also got from #GithubSDP
- Icons used in the website are from Icons8 pro package which I got from #GithubSDP
I'm a student and I learned a lot in the process of making this web app. I went through long documentations of building secure, optimized applications and it was worth it. I worked on it day and night like if I'm building the next Facebook.
I'm proud of whatever I built. Who cares if the Web App doesn't take-off or it does not make a penny. At the end of the day, what all matters is the sense of confidence I got from building this app that I can build anything. I was always intimidated by large-scale applications and I was curious about what goes behind these apps. Now that I have built something of my own, the sense of accomplishment is all that matters.