SADA Systems recently participated in Hack for LA 2014, the largest civic hackathon in Southern California, and took home third place for our app: Call a Coach! This event called together government agencies, businesses, developers, designers and more to address the complex problems we face locally by hosting a series of workshops on technology innovation as well as an application development contest.
To present at the Hackathon, all teams had to pre-register to be considered by the judging panel, including providing a description of their project as well as appropriate visuals. The judges then selected the top 20 teams to present. SADA Systems entered into the Hackathon using a combination of Google App Engine, Google+, Google Enterprise Search and Google Maps for Business to create Call a Coach.
Call a Coach includes sports coaching of all kinds, as well as music instructors, academic tutors, and more – Call a Coach is also optimized for mobile device or web access, making it ideal for users on the go. Call a Coach leverages Google+ for a feedback mechanism, allowing parents and players to rate their experience with the coach at the end of each season or session. Feedback is designed to allow coaches to improve season-to-season and to ensure that youths have the best coaching/mentor experience throughout their years of participating in LA Parks and Recreation activities. And to ensure security and safety, Call a Coach enables real time validation and administration of coaches background checks (Lifescan).
To learn more about Call a Coach, or donate to the project, visit their website. To learn more about SADA Systems app dev services, visit our website!