Summer CS Hackathon Day Two by Joyce Duan

Day Two:

Today was a gigantic discussion about ideas. What product could we make that would have the most potential for success? Blake was hooked on the idea of creating a website called 7DHub based on the main seven reasons that he has found are the reasons that people visit websites. It would serve as a platform for community managers to easily pop up a website that has built-in features such as profile management and directories that can’t be found on websites such as Reddit and WordPress.

We fleshed out this idea a lot over the course of our lively discussion as a lot of us were initially confused, and we came to a mutual understanding of the demand for this product. The fact that we were able to find websites that provide similar services suggests that there is a market for this sort of thing.

We decided to approach this project from a more specific angle by first making page powered by 7DHub for a smaller niche that we can more accurately test for and market to. After a lot of debate, we decided to focus on InQbation’s existing product SEOQ as the main tool and build 7DHub around it. I really liked this idea because I found SEOQ itself quite impressive and something that has a lot of interest. Honestly, I did not know a lot about it before this internship, but it sounds like something that a lot of people are interested in and spend time perfecting. Additionally, search engine optimization is something that all start-up communities strive to perfect. Therefore, I don’t doubt that we will be able to find a group of people who would be interested in this product.

I’m incredibly excited to get going on this project and transition from talking to working!

Joyce Duan