Hack, share, learn: 40+ developer projects from the Chingu cohorts

Dip your hand into Francesco Agnoletto’s wine cabinet for a nice vintage & sit back to enjoy this little slice of global gourmet collaboration!

Chance McAllister
Dec 9, 2017 · 12 min read
The journey of a thousand PROJECTS starts with a single Voyage. p.s. shout-out to Voyage-2’s BEARS-TEAM-14 for coming up with this title

What is this wild place?

She didn’t believe me.

We just launched Voyage-3 with 100 remote developer teams made up of people from 75 different countries.

Her reaction now:

shout-out to the geckos!

What is Chingu?

Chingu is a remote dev collaboration community that provides developers and aspiring developers (increasingly data scientists & designers as well) access to remote project experiences and 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. Our focus is on accelerated learning and creating impact.

Here is how Veronica Mihai put it once:

“For me the Chingu cohorts is finding your tribe of like-minded people. Finding someone to share your projects with, your work with (to get support/feedback)…and maybe even your dreams. And the experience of working with people in remote projects.”

p.s.

— Congratulations Musaab Bakheit, @veloblank, @reece, @mila and @abhi_hk95 who all got developer jobs this week!

We like collaboration that lights up like a Star Wars battle scene

Note:It takes awhile to put these visualizations together for one project so I just did 15 and repeated them. We’ve facilitated 100s of projects like this though, so you can imagine what that’d look like all together ;p

…Why do I get a feeling what we’re doing isn’t exactly normal? 😆

A few Voyage-2 stats:

56 different countries were represented in Voyage-2
  • Over 120k messages were exchanged in V2
  • 500,000+ lines of code was generated (that’s with the dependencies taken out).
  • There was an average of 4.2 commits made per hour for 1008 hours.
  • How is that possible you may ask? Well…the Voyage-2 members came from 56 different countries. ;p

Without further ado, the projects. Let’s dive in, shall we?

We build to learn.

p.s. there are A LOT of projects below so if I’ve made any mistakes I apologize in advance and please let me know and I’ll change it!

Idea Nebulae — Where ideas are born (so we can form teams to build them 🚀)

Stack: VueJS, Webpack, Mongo, NodeJS/Express

Chingu project type: Tier-3 🐻, build-to-learn, build-for-impact 🚀

Countries: Colombia, India, USA (St. Louis & Portland)

Team: Jim Medlock, Parminder Singh, Andrés Pérez, Sarah Schneider

About: IdeaNebulae makes it easy for Web Devs to propose ideas and get feedback from their peers. At Chingu we launch a lot of team projects, and building a tool that allows ideas to flow in for people to build is hugely important, especially as we ramp up the number of teams each session. 💯

Quotable: “We intentionally chose to challenge and to stretch ourselves beyond our comfort zones. Although challenging and sometimes stressful we learn far more than we would have had we chosen to stick with another stack. This team was great to work with and due to the scope of this project we’re continuing it in Voyage 3.”

Github repo

Jim Medlock & shoutout to Parminder Singh, Sarah Schneider, Andrés Pérez

I7SAN — a volunteering social network for the Middle East (we’ll never be faulted for a lack of ambition will we? 😉)

Stack: React / Redux along with Semantic UI for styling & Passport JWT for logging in. The backend API is in Node JS, Express, MongoDB / Mongoose.

Chingu project type: Tier-3 🐻, build-to-learn, build-for-impact 🚀

Countries: United Arab Emirates (Dubai), Portland

Team: Ahmad, Jay

About: I7SAN is an existing organization with 700,000 followers on Facebook. The potential for impact this project has is truly inspiring.

Github repo

Tickybot — Let your team manage their support tickets 100% inside Slack

Stack: Node.js, Webpack, React, Firebase

Chingu project type: Tier-3 🐻, build-to-learn, build-for-impact 🚀

Countries: Sweden, Serbia, Croatia

Team: @osycon, @thinktwice13, @miljan-fsd, @Zsolti

About: This is exactly what we want to see more of in the cohorts — it combines striving for impact with a great idea and design. This is a bot that can provide value not only to Chingu (we’ll eventually be using this ticketing system for the Voyages) but also could be used by other organizations using Slack.

Github repo

Airbnb reverse-engineered

Stack: Create-React-App, Node.js, Express

Chingu project type: Tier-3 🐻, build-to-learn

Countries: UK, France/Japan, Poland

Team: osirisseye, Paulina, yuka, redrocket

About: This team showed perseverance and resiliency in a wonderful way. Their Project Manager got a job early-on and they successfully transitioned to having another member step up into the position (who promptly got a job just as the project finished).

Github repo

TurtleTab — a gorgeous next-tab chrome extension built by a coalition of turtles! 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢

Stack: React

Chingu project type: Tier-2🐢, build-to-learn, build-for-impact 🚀

Countries: united states, norway

Team: lilgangwolf, eureka, thorbw, milesj76

Articles: Eun’s article, lilgangwolf’s article

Github repo

Sona Sarovar Trust nonprofit project

Stack: MongoDB, Express, Mongoose, React, Redux, Webpack, Eslint

Chingu project type: nonprofit, build-for-impact

Countries: India, the world

Team: Yasser Hussain & some help from the Chingu-Central/Voyage community

Github repo

OSPC (Open Source Project Contributors) — Have you ever wanted to contribute to open-source but didn’t know where to get started?

Stack: MEAN

Chingu project type: Tier-3 🐻, build-to-learn, build-for-impact 🚀

Countries: USA

Team: Jeremy Hurley, Ben Brooke, @josh5231

Github repo

Bookmark.it

Stack:MEAN (Mongo, Express, Angular 4 & Node)

Chingu project type: Tier-2 🐢, build-to-learn, build-for-impact 🚀

Countries: England, Israel & Poland

Team: Olly John, lydiavuj & Tomek Osuchowski (tomektomeknyc)

Github repo

Turtrello — this team reverse-engineered Trello!

Stack: React, Firebase

Chingu project type: Tier-2 🐢, build-to-learn

Countries: USA

Team: @pai, Colin King-Bailey Byun, @vannya(Van Tabbert)

Github repo

Wanderful — Discover new locations to visit.

Stack: MongoDB, Express, React, Nodejs

Chingu project type: Tier-3 🐻, build-to-learn, build-for-impact 🚀

Countries: USA

Team:@dslemay, @Alex, @bernar83(Adrian Bernardo)

About: This full-stack application is an absolute treat, especially for vagabonds like myself who cannot help but press the “Generate Random Destination” 100 times.

Github repo

Stylesheet Library for Reddit

Stack:

Chingu project type: Tier-1🦉, build-to-learn, build-for-impact 🚀

Countries: USA

Team: James Kerrane, sriram22

Github repo

Donut.ai landing page

Stack: HTML, CSS, jQuery

Chingu project type: Tier-1 🦉, build-to-learn

Countries: Hungary, Serbia, Nigeria

Team: Metazor , csstefan, Tony

Github repo

DevTab — Momentum-style Chrome extension w/ extra features (Pomodoro + color picker)

Stack: jQuery, Gulp

Chingu project type: Tier-2🐢, build-to-learn, build-for-impact 🚀

Countries: Colombia, United States of America

Team: @ziggysauce, @jmbothe, @tyler

Github repo

Hip-D Lost & Found Pets — a nonprofit project for impact!

Stack: React, Redux, Firebase, and we’ve worked a lot with the Google Maps API

Chingu project type: Tier-3 🐻, build-to-learn, build-for-impact, Nonprofit

Countries: USA

Team: mmadden, gmunker

Github repo

Jobbatical clone

Chingu project type: Tier-3 🐻, build-to-learn

Countries: Indonesia, India

Team: @pankaja, @nemesis1311, @heinhoang

Github repo

Meet and Code

Stack: React, Redux, Firebase, Google Maps

Chingu project type: Tier-3 🐻, build-to-learn, build-for-impact 🚀

Countries: Brazil, Canada, United States

Team: @freddydumont @Lsom11 @jp_lacy

Github repo

Newsbot

Stack: Node.js, Express.js, Slack API

Chingu project type: Tier-3 🐻, build-to-learn, build-for-impact 🚀

Countries: Canada/USA

Team: @similedude, @mayerxc, @Daniel, @RLBrown

Github repo

Blueberry Dash — a scrumptious chrome extension

Stack: jQuery

Chingu project type: Tier-2 🐢, build-to-learn, build-for-impact 🚀

Countries: UK, USA, Canada

Team: @Misomighty @davidlarsketch @Reuben, 8thday

Github repo

Movie-bot — Movie and TV reviews using The Movie Database api

Stack: Javascript, Html, Css, Node, Express

Chingu project type: Tier-3 🐻, build-to-learn, build-for-impact 🚀

Countries: usa

Team: nealthom, ermarie

Github repo

Timelapse — a momentum-style clone with some secret sauce!

Stack: jQuery, Gulp.js, Webpack, HTML5, CSS3/PostCSS

Chingu project type: Tier-2 🐢, build-to-learn, build-for-impact 🚀

Countries: Serbia, UK, Spain, Romania

Team: puritanic, san00, ncoder92, tudorflorea

Github repo

Chingu Hackathon — Hack, Share, Learn

Stack: Create React App, Express, NodeJS, MongoDB

Chingu project type: Tier-3 🐻, build-to-learn, build-for-impact 🚀

Countries: United States

Team: ddmaness, asteed21, boydjenkins18

Github repo

Galapagos Dashboard

Chingu project type: Tier-2 🐢, build-to-learn, build-for-impact 🚀

Countries: US, Canada

Team: seth, js, cnash

Github repo

Jobbatical Clone — edward

Stack: MERN stack with Redux and Mongoose

Chingu project type: Tier-3 🐻, build-to-learn

Countries: Australia and New Zealand

Team: ioan, edward-hong

Github repo

LearnMap

Stack: Meteor, React, MongoDB

Chingu project type: Tier-3 🐻, build-to-learn, build-for-impact 🚀

Countries: US, Canada

Team: SteveGBanton, mellusbrandon, giveback007

Github repo

Rubic — Compare Github User Stats

Stack: Create-react-app, React-router, styled-components, Axios, Moment

Chingu project type: Tier-3 🐻, build-to-learn, build-for-fun 🚀

Countries: USA

Team: sheafitzek

Github repo

Wandertab Chrome Extension Project

Chingu project type: Tier-2 🐢, build-to-learn, build-for-impact 🚀

Countries: El Salvador, United States, Canada

Team: blarzHernandez, abuna

Github repo

Callie Landing Page 🦉

Stack: css, html

Chingu project type: Tier-1 🦉, build-to-learn

Countries: Romania, Russia

Team: @dianastanciu, @aseem,@serhii.css (Serhii Borovskyi)

Github repo

Momentum clone

Chingu project type: Tier-2 🐢, build-to-learn

Countries: USA

Team:@shilpiverma509

Github repo

Carl — an AI chatbot to help facilitate the Chingu Voyage cohorts

Stack: Dialogflow, cheekiness

Chingu project type: Chingu-X 🚀 🚀

Countries:

Team: Andrés Pérez

Jobbatical Clone

Chingu project type: Tier-3 🐻, build-to-learn

Countries: United States

Team: jorlee92, brianmcoates, travisxx, jeffbernst

Github repo

VampsDream

party-wizard

Stack: Javascript

Chingu project type: Chingu-X, Automation

Countries: Colombia, USA

Team: Oxyrus, a homage to Vamp’s love of automation systems that free up resources for higher level priorities!

Github repo

Paypal for Slack landing page

Chingu project type: Tier-1 🦉, build-to-learn

Countries: USA

Team: irmattg

Github repo

Codejobs

Stack: Django

Chingu project type: organic, build-for-impact

Countries: Ghana

Team: Kenneth Amanfo Junior

Github repo

BirdNerd app — an app/community for bird watchers! 🐦

Stack: React, Nodejs

Chingu project type: Tier-3 🐻, build-to-learn, build-for-impact 🚀

Countries: Northern Mariana Islands, India

Team: faizahmadfaiz, @mot_bullock

Github repo

Momentum clone extension

Chingu project type: Tier-2 🐢, build-to-learn

Countries: India

Team: Anshul, assem

Github repo

Jim’s Ale

Stack: Javascript

Chingu project type: Chingu-X, Autmation

Countries: Colombia, wherever Jim lays his hat

Team: Jim Medlock’s craft ale adventures, Oxyrus’ distaste for repetition

Github repo

Alexandria, a full-stack web-dev library of resources

Stack:

Chingu project type:

Countries:

Team: Reece, John Morel (@eliotn has joined in Voyge-3!)

Github repo

Dev-Gaido — continued improvements!

Stack:

Chingu project type:

Countries:

Team:

Github repo

Co/ment 2.0 — now includes messaging!

Stack: MERN

Chingu project type: Tier-3 🐻, build-to-learn, build-for-impact

Countries: USA

Team: @belcurv, @Dave, @rifkegribenes(Sarah Schneider)

Github repo

Chingu Forum (finished but on hold until some of the automation is implemented)

Chingu project type: Improve community

Countries: the World

Chingu Developer Network — aka a Moonshot generator for developers! 🚀🚀 🚀

Stack: React, Redux, Apollo, graphql, discord-google-hangouts-slack combo communication workflow out the wazoo!

Chingu project type: Chingu-X 🚀 🚀 🚀

Countries: Jordan, Colombia, USA

Team: Musaab Bakheit, Andrés Pérez, Vampiire

About: A good portion of this project is finished but we’ll keep it shrouded in a little mystery until all the puzzle pieces are in place that’ll allow it to unleash some gourmet value for developers!

Github repo

Chingu Wizard (formerly Autobot) — Standup functionality

Chingu project type: Chingu-x, build-for-impact 🚀

Countries: Jordan, Sudan, USA, Colombia

Team: Chingu-X team — Vampiire (the architect), Musaab Bakheit, Andrés Pérez

Github repo

Chingu Wizard (formerly Autobot) — Acts & Milestones (continued updates)

Team: Vampiire

Github repo

Bonus: A few select picks from past Chingu teams:

Matchbot —optimal collaboration matcher using IBM’s AI, Watson

Chingu project type: Tier-3 🐻, build-to-learn, build-for-impact 🚀

Countries: Greece, USA

Team: Periklis Panagiotis Arnaoutis & Traci Cremeans

About: This team will eventually go down in the Chingu-Build-of-Fame for how well they worked together. Their passion for coding was infectious and built some really cool projects together. Including the next one…

Slack-Portal — A portal web service and bot for Slack

Chingu project type: Tier-3 🐻, build-to-learn, build-for-impact 🚀

Countries: Greece, USA

Team: Periklis Panagiotis Arnaoutis & Traci Cremeans

About: This project is bananas and was even used to do a Ask Me Anything session with Quincy Larson, as well as some other awesome senior developers!!

Dev-Dash—Next-tab Chrome extension that visualizes github repos!

Chingu project type: Tier-2 🐢 (back before @belcurv was helping build full-stack applications like Co/ment), build-to-learn, build-for-impact

Countries: USA

Team: belcurv (original team has others but Jay put the project on his back when others got too busy and finished it)

Github repo

That’s it for now, folks!

Until next time, may your caffeinated beverages be strong & your learning continuous!

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