InfoMe was my first serious freelance client. A group of Harvard Graduate School of Education alumni had asked Alice Chuang to design an app to help students plan and manage their college courses, and she recommended me to develop it. The end product was presented as a finalist in a multi-million dollar education app competition.
November 2014 — January 2015
The app was purely for a demo and used mockup data, but the InfoMe team knew that if they advanced to the final round of the competition, they would have access to actual colleges’ infrastructure. They asked me to develop the app as though it were really connecting to data sources, with complete and robust models. We used actual college course catalogs and syllabi for sample data, and randomized things like grades.