Lynk is an app that connects the youth to their local communities via their school, and helps them learn crucial life skills that they don’t teach you at school!
The problem to fix
After kids finish high school, some of them don’t know what to do, but they have major decisions to make that will affect their future. There are a lot of essential life skills that they might need and weren’t given enough opportunity to master them before starting adulthood. These skills include cooking, taxes, and resume making.
While at school, you’re learning but then, suddenly, you must decide on your future. We are not taught to make big decisions at school.
What the team built
Lynk is an app that connects the youth to their local communities via their school, and helps them learn crucial life skills that they don’t teach you at school! The app gathers events and shares them with users near to that location. The app can also help with other skills for the newly independent person – even cooking!
With this product, we are expecting people to be able to get more opportunities to gain skills that are useful for them in the future. The app was built with Flutter and is multi-platform including Android, iOS and even Linux.
The team formed on a networking event before the competition although two of them knew each other already.
Dominic worked on gathering data. Jerry and Zachary did the app programming. Franklin was fresh from high school and learned a lot from the team.
Friday night was spent looking at the challenges to find the ones of most interest to the team. The time was spent problem solving and planning but also moved into design and a little coding. By the end of Friday the team knew what they would do over the weekend.
Saturday was not high pressure, they had an easy-going approach. The team finished most of the coding part and did most of the design, including the descriptions, UI design, app logo and app design. The day went well and finished at about 8pm.
On Sunday the app was mostly finished and the team started the video editing. Everything was finished about two hours before the deadline just in case something went wrong.
Franklin met a lot of talented people in multiple areas. “It makes me motivated and interested in new stuff.”
Story by Peter Marks
Thank you Franklin Huang for participating in our Success Stories feature!