Build, hack, learn: 50+ remote developer projects from the Chingu cohorts to start your day off right

Chance McAllister
May 10, 2018 · 12 min read
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Hello again rambunctious learners and voracious coders!

For those who just stumbled on this article and are like “what the $!% is a Chingu?”

Chingu is building a remote collaboration city for motivated tech learners & builders. Developers, data scientists, designers, and digital marketers all can join teams to find level-up opportunities.

Here is what we do: put motivated people with similar goals together in an environment that gives them the opportunity to level-up in a way they couldn’t otherwise.

Chingu is also the Korean word for friend (친구).

So, a lot has happened since the last Project Showcase…

Maaaaany people have gotten jobs

Maaaaaaany people have applied to join future cohorts

A legendary Chingu wrote a MERN-stack book (set to be published next month so keep your eyes out for that 😉)

And I’ve moved to Prague (gorgeous city — drop me a line if you come visit!)

Thanks to everyone who made this possible!

This is no small feat.

Thousands of people from 70% of the planet’s countries have participated in Chingu in the last year and a half and we’ve collectively built hundreds of projects together (not to mention the unruly amount of friendships/levelups).

We’ve done nonprofit projects, teams have built impact-generating apps, and at this rate, it won’t be too long before we reach 1000 projects finished. The Chingu Moonshot is to one day see a team build a project that turns into a product and they go from trying to get a dev job to creating dev jobs.

We are definitely in a new age of education and it’s people like you that make me so excited for the future.

Kevin Kelly, founder of Wired, on the importance of Collaboration in our age:

The things that are most surprising all have to do with collaboration in real time at a scale that was really unthinkable before, and that’s where a lot of these surprises have been originating (big innovations). Basically we’re kind of organizing work and collaboration at a scale that were just unthinkable before and seemed impossible.

Without further ado, I present you a couple of projects. 😜

The Projects

Quizzly Bear

A quiz creation app featuring a drag-n-drop quiz builder, quiz analysis and a dashboard. See the top quizzes, like your favorites and take quizzes!

Stack: React, Redux, Express/Node, MongoDB

Chingu project type: 🐻Tier-3,

Team: Louisheimel1, Kevin Galang, Vannya

Github repo

Methodize

Methodize is a mix of Trello and Momentum aka Project Management meets a gourmet Productivity app.

Stack: React, React DnD, Redux, styled-components, express, mongoose, and jwt

Chingu project type: 🦎Tier-2,

Team: @Lucas T. @designbyinna @LadyV

Github repo

Chingu-Coupons

This is the Reverse engineered app for the famous RetailMeNot.com

Stack: React,Node.js, MongoDb

Chingu project type: 🐻Tier-3,

Team: ram, SandunWebDev, Anshul2166

Github repo

Gecho

A video-music app

Stack: MERN (React/Redux/React Router, Webpack, Babel, Express, Node, MongoDB, SASS)

Chingu project type: 🦎Tier-2,

Team: @marylicious @Oliver @Raymond @ziggysauce

Github repo

SAFE Gardening — A Nonprofit project

Updated the website for a non-profit organization to deliver a better UI and UX so that visitors to the site will want to stay on their site

Stack: HTML, SASS, JS, Making it into a WordPress Theme for our client

Chingu project type: 🦎Tier-2, NONPROFIT

Team: sosodope, beboptank, jemma, jin

Github repo

Cryptex — A Crypto Portfolio Guide

We offer a free cryptocurrency portfolio planner. It pulls the current top 20 coins and suggests an investment amount for each, based on our formula and the user’s investment amount.

Stack: Gulp, Bootstrap v4, Sass, PUG, ES6

Chingu project type: 🐦 Tier-1, Clone

Team: FancyAction(PM), sparta, Karthik

Github repo

Sprogner

Speech recognition app to do tasks based on the user’s voice input.

Stack: React, Webpack

Chingu project type: 🐻Tier-3,

Team: @shashank7200, @adeen-s and @Arvee Sprogner

Github repo

Grillber

An uber for grills.

Stack: MERN, Apollo-server, and react apollo

Chingu project type: 🦎Tier-2,

Team: underwoodkats, fmtabbara, yordanzhelevdev, andrwsalc

Github repo

ProjectZone

This project aims to connect programmers with the same interests over specific projects. Users can publish a description of their projects (current or planned) and others can browse through the projects and contact their author to discuss working together.

Stack: React, node.js, Express, MongoDB, Bootstrap, Jest

Chingu project type: 🐻Tier-3,

Team: @heyjp, @Sylvie

Github repo

MusicHub

Allows the user to create, share and listen user-created playlists using different services such as Youtube, DailyMotion, Vimeo, etc.

Stack: React, Redux, Redux-sagas, Express, Webpack, Passport, MongoDB

Chingu project type: 🐻Tier-3,

Team: Cristhian Ferreira, marianoheller, vitof

Github repo

World Community Grid

A clone of IBM’s World Community Grid site.

Stack: HTML, CSS, JS, jQuery

Chingu project type: 🐦 Tier-1,

Team: stufinn, laureng, laurend

Github repo

What’s the Scoop?

What’s the Scoop is an ice cream themed, mobile first, Twitter clone.

Stack: React, SASS, Node.js, Express.js, Mongoose

Chingu project type: 🐻Tier-3,

Team: jordanleo7, Misomighty, Tyler, ironicsushi

Github repo

ChinguTabs

A momentum clone. Increase productivity through a new tab, chrome store extension.

Stack: React, Node.js, MongoDB

Chingu project type: 🐻Tier-3, Clone

Team: Eric H, Jai, valerie.s, glandon22

Github repo

Pet Trackr

Online message board for lost and found pets.

Stack: Node.js, Express, MongoDB, EJS

Chingu project type: 🐻Tier-3,

Team: tmattlee Veredrec caleb-cox

Github repo

Cute-or-Not

A full stack application that allows users to upload pet pictures and have other users vote on their pet’s cuteness (or lack thereof).

Stack: React, Express, Node.js, MongoDB, cloudinary.

Chingu project type: 🐻Tier-3, Organic

Team: @Kevin Briggs, @John Gillespie, @mayerxc, @Dereje

Github repo

Atomist

This is a clone of the atomist.com site.

Stack: HTML, CSS, JS, jQuery

Chingu project type: 🐦Tier-1, Clone

Team: Jon Maldia 🚀

Github repo

VS Code Clone Code Editor

A simple code editor in the browser

Stack: Vue, webpack, jest, travis, scss

Chingu project type: 🐻Tier-3,

Team: @matthewburfield, @alyscole, @kaizen, @buoyaintair

Github repo

Project Match

Project Match is a web app created with the MERN stack with typescript integration. It’s primary function is to help programmers and designers match with projects they would be interested in. Project Match will then provide team collaboration tools to support new teams with features such as a dedicated platform for mockup reviews/redlines and group chat.

Stack: Mongodb, Express, React, NodeJS, Typescript, Mongoose

Chingu project type: 🐻Tier-3,

Team: lilgangwolf, luoto, eric-miller, ilvcs

Github repo

Toucanory

It’s a clone for a landing page that we loved!

Stack: Html5/CSS3 + Bootstrap + Js basics

Chingu project type: 🐦 Tier-1

Team: @Loubna / @Ana Veiga

Github repo

Adopt-A-CutiePie — Nonprofit project aim

Site to promote pet foster homes. Why? They provide a lifeline to animals who are out of options. Now this webpage needs a home too. Any animal saving organization is welcome to have this site customized and donated to them.

Stack: Html, CSS, bootstrap, jquery

Chingu project type: 🐦 Tier-1, Organic

Team: Fullstackdad, kubie, Michael

Github repo

ANDEES

It is an organization and a tribute website for the Blade Runner movie and Relicants.

Stack: Html, CSS & JavaScript

Chingu project type: 🐦Tier-1

Team: @lucygracesmom @Javilag @Haberdashery @Jesica

Github repo

Gecko Fit

A nutrition application that users can use to look up the combined and separate nutritional values of a list of ingredients.

Stack: CSS, HTML, React

Chingu project type: 🦎Tier-2

Team: @SGrimes, @abecel22, @SDBowen

Github repo

Marshmallow

We did our best to clone Trello!

Stack: React

Chingu project type: 🦎Tier-2, Clone

Team: sipofwater, Tiffany, Veronica

Github repo

ResourceR8

A site to rate and add resources for development studies

Stack: JavaScript, CSS and HTML

Chingu project type: 🐦 Tier-1,

Team: dirkduplooy, tasesmuemils, KrakenWhisperer

Github repo

Trello Geck

Trello clone app, project management, create Lists & Boards

Stack: React, NodeJS, Express, MongoDB, Bootstrap

Chingu project type: 🦎Tier-2,

Team: blarzHernandez, Kenito Henry, Philness

Github repo

Chingu Medium Digest

Chingu Medium Digest allows users to get the latest Medium articles from fellow Chingu members.

Stack: Html, Css (SASS), Javascript, jQuery

Chingu project type: 🦎Tier-2,

Team: soreg sadou

Github repo

ChinguCMS

CMS to replace github wiki for chingu docs

Stack: MERN

Chingu project type: 🐻Tier-3,

Team: @gnnsampaio @jenovs @keith1111 @nik

Github repo

Flashcard app

Online study app with digital flashcards

Stack: React, Redux, Express, MongoDB, straight CSS ( cause YOLO )

Chingu project type: 🐻Tier-3,

Team: Mitalee, Jen, Sparta

Github repo

Voyage

Voyage is a chingu collaboration project where we can add past Voyage projects are compiled and presented to the people around the world.

Stack: HTML, CSS

Chingu project type: 🐦 Tier-1,

Team: @Westine Lao @shirlaine

Github repo

Inventoree

A home inventory app to keep track of your belongings. User will first add a location, then they have a dashboard for that location where they can add individual items with details about that item, such as purchase price, serial number, warranty, etc.

Stack: MERN

Chingu project type: 🐻Tier-3,

Team: Jarold, Jordan, Tia, Jason Mojica

Github repo

Medium

A clone of Medium. Non-authenticated users can read articles, while authenticated users can like and publish articles, and edit their published articles.

Stack: React, Redux, webpack, Express, node.js, MySQL, SASS

Chingu project type: 🐻Tier-3,

Team: Jethro Fredericks, HosTi

Github repo

Bears-15 Cards

Multi-user Flashcards application. Flashcards are widely used to aid memorization.

Stack: Node.js, Express.js, Vue.js

Chingu project type: 🐻Tier-3,

Team: @svmi3195 @tymczenko @TomSki

Github repo

Bonsai

Stack: html5,css,javascript

Chingu project type: 🐦 Tier-1,Clone

Team: zoey, nils.gova, lazycesar

Github repo

SimpleSeed

The app purpose is to help anyone to start growing their own food either in their yard or kitchen or balcony. Using a collections of tutorials and a badge winning system.

Stack: MERN stack

Chingu project type: 🦎Tier-2,

Team: @Jade @hix @ai @Jazylabs

Github repo

Codemeets

Application for posting local coding meetups

Stack: Vue.js, Node.js, Express, MongoDB

Chingu project type: 🦎Tier-2,

Team: @rinat @louisf

Github repo

Quiz-drag app (transfer to Voyage-5)

It is an educational drag and drop tool for students to learn different computer ports

Stack: React

Chingu project type: 🦎Tier-2,

Team: Briahna, Regina, Gabrielgs, Adamabundis

Github repo

MilkJarCookies

Stack: HTML, CSS

Chingu project type: 🐦 Tier-1,

Team: sanjana-1604

Github repo

Task-management app

Chingu project type: 🦎Tier-2,

Team: Marcel, vince, brian, isac

Github repo

Travel Memories

Stack: html, css

Chingu project type: 🐦 Tier-1,

Team: Mufasa, Jeminah, @Yacine

Github repo

ZoeziBook

A Fitness recording application, where a logged in user can register fitness data, like distance covered, time spent and weight

Stack: Graphql, apollo-client, apollo-server, reactjs, mongodb,nodejs,flexbox

Chingu project type: 🐻Tier-3,

Team: Joseph Myalla

Github repo

Portfolio Website

Stack: HTML, CSS, Javascript

Chingu project type: 🐦 Tier-1,

Team: @kmicks @Carolyn Shin

Github repo

Pinterest Clone

Stack: MERN

Chingu project type: 🐻Tier-3,

Team: Sjbrimley26 rbertram8 jorlee92 shil509

Github repo

Crypto landing page

Chingu project type: 🦎Tier-2,

Team: akinwale-habibullah

Github repo

Insp-app

Chingu project type: 🦎Tier-2,

Team: @Rodiel Martinez @luisjaquez

Github repo

BitHelper

Ever had a killer idea for an app, but never got to finish it? BitHelper is here to help you find new team mates to finish your apps or join exciting new projects to develop together!

Stack: React, Redux, Express, MongoDb

Chingu project type: 🐻Tier-3,

Team: Gherds (pm), shibatas, heyjp

Github repo

Atomist clone

Stack: HTML , CSS and Vanilla JavaScript

Chingu project type: 🐦 Tier-1,

Team: @juzQrios and @suman

Github repo

Speedstudy-Tracker

Easy progress tracking for P1XT’s Speedstudy

Stack: React/Redux, Mongo, Express

Chingu project type: 🐻Tier-3,

Team: @Maria B @codepapi @jp_lacy

Github repo

Hissues

Student accommodation issue tracker.

Stack: Mongo, Express, React, NodeJS, Redux (MERN)

Chingu project type: 🐻Tier-4, Organic

Team: Mortuie, nik, vivek

Github repo

grad.then()

grad.then() is aimed at you, to give you the information and tools you need to get a job after completing your training.

Stack: Gatsby (react), styled-components, apollo

Chingu project type: Tier-4

Team: mar-bi, miljan-fsd

Github repo

Do-um

Stack: MERN

Chingu project type: Tier-4, Organic

Team: @bakunawa, @snowleo208, @jordanleo, ellereeeee

Github repo

GitaClue — Infrastructure for a remote collaboration city (in-progress)

Chingu is innovating on how learners collaborate to level-up. This is a small piece but with incredible importance to that mission(more info in the next showcase)!

Stack: Javascript, NodeJS

Chingu project type: 🚀 Chingu-X

Team: the legend himself, Jim Medlock!

Github repo

Duo — Infrastructure for a remote collaboration city (in-progress)

Optimal pair-programming matcher for motivated learners around the world

Stack: In-progress

Chingu project type: 🚀 Chingu-X

Team: ziggysauce, Vampiire, @sparta, Daniel Segovia

Github repo

Express — Infrastructure for a remote collaboration city (in-progress)

Chingu project type: 🚀 Chingu-x

Team: Chingu-X (ziggysauce, Vampiire, @sparta, Daniel Segovia)

Github repo

Help-board — Infrastructure for a remote collaboration city (in-progress)

Stack: In-progress

Chingu project type: 🚀 Chingu-X

Team: Chingu-X (ziggysauce, Vampiire, @sparta, Daniel Segovia)

Github repo

That’s all for this time! Check back in a few months for the VOYAGE-5 SHOWCASE!

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