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Making the getwork app!

Making an app is not that easy... But this story will keep us motivated to build logic

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CASE CHALLENGE

HOW CAN WE WORK TOGETHER TO BUILD A JOB SEARCH ENGINE AND INTERFACE THE SEARCHES WITH THE SOCIAL MEDIA PROFILES?
Makers Academy Logs 
http://agileventures.org/events/atlanticscrum-and-pair-hookup
Developers interaction on daily basis

SUBMIT  APPATHON ENTRIES
http://socialgetwork.org/

Introduction 
Sergio Marrero and I discussed about a journey moving towards the impact of the socialgetwork app. We found out that fixing a problem means to fix the pain points of the user. Therefore, we are on the go to conduct experiments at Bangalore, India. Sergio will be joining on Skype or Hangout
Situation
Bangalore is a metropolitan city and there are millions of students (mostly pursuing STEM education) and they all are looking for a career growth to solve problems by sustaining themselves. Which means they require a pathway towards employment, education or work experience. Most of the students sneak into the campus placements and they are paid roughly around 3-5 lakhs (upto $6000/year) where they have to pay rents, clear education loans, send some money to their homes etc. 
The annual compensation that most companies provide is sometimes sufficient to have a decent living. 

Our plan
Make a package consisting of 3-4 Nexus 9 tabs or Ipads equipped with Internet services. Plan a makeshift stall in the college campus to run experiments of a prototype of the app. Read observations and ask 4 questions - 
  • How did you like it? 
  • Tell me what do you think? 
  • What do feel are the main benefits of using the Social Getwork?
  • If this is real will you be using it, everyday? 
  • In 1 min were able to get the entire idea and the benefits? 
  • What else would you wish to see in the app? 
What would be interesting to learn would be the expressions, the imagination and the wait for an app like socialgetwork. 

An ongoing research.... to be updated from Nov 25th, 2014 
Looking forward to gain feedback from the team. 

Makers Academy Logs....

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On Feb 17th, we had an opportunity to rehearse our idea with the Charity Jamboree conducted by Makers Academy. The final pitch is going to be live here http://agileventures.org/events/atlanticscrum-and-pair-hookup on Feb 18th, 2015 

The students at Makers Academy, London learn to code and at the end of learning process, they get to work on a real-world app!  This fascisnating moment may take shape into a prototype in a few months. We have signed up for a daily basis working environment on Google Hangouts/Skype. 

Updated on Feb 17th, 2015..

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Our prototyping has begun and 3 active teams are ready to compete. More updates on Dec 12th, 14

Whom can I approach for funding after the Beta version?
User test will be performed in 3 months from now after the alpha version is released.

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