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MITcoin App Rollout and Website Development for MindHandHeart


Term:

Summer

Department:

II: MIT Innovation Initiative

Faculty Supervisor:

Craig Carter

Faculty email:

ccarter@mit.edu

Apply by:

05/15/2020

Contact:

Please contact Mary Beth: mbwagner@mit.edu

Project Description

The MindHandHeart Initiative is looking for an enthusiastic undergraduate student for a remote summer position to bring our new “ MITcoin" app online. MITcoin is a new currency generated through random acts of kindness and donated to charity at the end of each year. The student will be responsible for maintaining and updating our new mobile app that allows students to access their MITcoin account and exchange coins with each other, as well as developing a website that allows community members without smartphone access to participate. The student will be responsible for several key software updates as well as coordinating between MIT and the Apple App Store/Google Play Store to ensure that the campus-wide rollout of the app will be smooth. In addition to the technical aspects of the project, this UROP offers a unique opportunity to interact with the MIT administration and coordinate with offices such as MindHandHeart, Residence Life, and Office of the First Year to effectively market this new program. The ideal student will be interested in both the coding and app design aspect of the project, while being eager to help further the charitable aim of the project (e.g. developing a roll-out and publicity plan, meeting and coordinating with relevant offices at MIT). Possibility to continue through Fall if student wishes.

Pre-requisites

Should be familiar with Javascript. Knowledge of ReactNative and Node a plus but not required.