MICA Poweshiek  Food Pantry

John Brady, Lea Marolt Sonnenschein, Victoria Tsou, Jordan Yuan

Introduction

MICA 

  • private non-profit organization
  • strengthens families and communities

 

Purpose

THE FOOD PANTRY

  • facilitates donations
  • simplifies distribution

 

THE FOOD PANTRY WEBSITE

  • point of contact for donors
  • simplifies communication to donors
  • prioritizes donations of items in need
  • organizes the donation process
  • easily editable

Goals

  • instantaneous changes to the database/website
  • mobile friendly, easy-to-understand and intuitive
  • increase in-need donations
  • good foundation for future expansions
  • increase community awareness of MICA

Challenges

  • setting up our workstations
  • technical difficulties
  • limited experience with agile programming
  • cucumber scenarios did not lend itself well to our project
  • haml to erb transition

Successes

  • viable product ready for production
  • follow coding standards to ease transition
  • created potential goals and plans for next semester
  • learned a lot

Future Development

  • increase security
  • publicize website
  • generalize website to lend itself to other counties

The End

Photo credit Justin Hayworth

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