My Tech Review
My Tech Review is a web application with the purpose of providing helpful information about technology products, brands, and reviews to allow users to determine the best product that best suits their needs. This project was completed by me and four other UT computer science students over the course of 3 months. My Tech Review was design to emulate IMDB by providing data related to technology using a RESTful API to scrape various public data sets. We also created unit tests, implemented filtering/searching/sorting capabilities, and provided rich visualizations using a variety of tools, inlcuding React, Typescript, Python, CSS, AWS, and PostgreSQL.
This project was completed at UT's Women in Computer Science 2020 Hackathon and won 1st place for PIMCO's Best Financial Hack Category. My team and I developed a website that utilizes data collection methods to generate personalized financial advice for young adults based on user input and statistics. This website also offers educational resources and tips about various financial topics, such as credit scores, taxes, and budgeting, to allow users to gain a better understanding about managing their money.
Virtual Robotics Camp
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the UT Summer Robotics Camp could no longer be conducted in person. A team of other UT students and I worked to transition the camp to be held virtually through the creation of a simulation using Robot Operating System (ROS), Gazebo, and C++. We developed an Unified Robot Description Format (URDF) model of the Bot'N Roll One A robot to complete two separate tasks that we desgined: a race track exercise and a wall maze exercise. The simulation that we created allows the campers to gain experience related to robotics, such as the robot's motion and sensors. In addition, we developed an API for the campers to interact with the robot without having to worry about ROS conﬁgurations while learning about the basics of C++.