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The Chingu Winter project spotlight

Chance McAllister
Feb 23, 2018 · 10 min read
THE SQUAD!! BEARS-22

Yes, we’re back at it with more remote developer teams stirring up a global collaboration fiesta!

Below is not only an awesome collection of projects, but even more than that it is an example of what is possible when self-directed learners from across the planet come together to build, help and learn together.

There were hundreds of people who participated in Chingu Voyage-3 from 70 countries.

This was an enormous undertaking not only from the members who joined forces with their team-mates to build, but also for tireless volunteers who helped make this opportunity possible for people across the world, regardless of their background, financial situation, age, etc.

Without the above people, none of this would be possible! THANK YOU!

Also, I’d like to give a big shout-out to everyone who persevered over whatever roadblocks came their way (like the holidays). Your determination is an inspiration!

Without further ado, the developer projects:

p.s. apologies in advance for any mistakes I’ve made (guaranteed to be some) with links, titles, etc. Please reach out and I’ll fix any mistakes! 🙏

Budget Board

Editor’s note: a few days ago I looked and this chrome extension had 60 users and today it is 91 users!!! YES!!

Budget Board is an original Google Chrome extension that allows you to input income & expenses and see the results displayed on a chart. You can create categories & individual items within categories and with Chrome Sync, you can access your budget by signing in to Google Chrome from any computer that supports extensions.

Stack: Vanilla Javascript, SCSS, D3.js, SweetAlert, Chrome Storage Sync

Chingu project type: Tier-2, Organic

Team: sheafitzek, ksc23, CakeWest, sdbowen

Github repo

BitHelper

Stack: MERN stack: MongoDb, Express, React and Nodejs

Chingu project type: Tier-4, Organic

Team: @gherds, @shibatas

Github repo

ACME — Sharpen Your Interviewing Skills

Stack:React, Node, Koa, MongoDB, webpack

Chingu project type: Tier-3, Organic

Team: Heyjp (aka the legend), Paulina, Olga, Zsolti (for some of it)

Github repo

Give — Nonprofit project

gIve is an app that brings nonprofits from different causes all together in one place making it easier for contributors (gIvers) to find them and reach out to them. Nonprofits can use the app to promote their events as well.

Stack: HTML, CSS, Bootstrap3, EJS, Node.js, Firebase

Chingu project type: Tier-1, Organic

Team: @Minoy @zashish @Omor Faruque

Github repo

CodeStories (still in development)

A platform for coders to share their stories, experiences, etc — like Medium for Coders

Stack: VueJS, Node, Express, Firebase

Chingu project type: Tier-3, Organic

Team: @pankaja, @rameshsyn, @Harshil, @ipaye

Github repo

Bearbnb (airbnb clone)

Stack: Front End: ReactJS, Redux, React Router V4, Webpack, Sass
Back End: ExpressJS, MongoDB, Mongoose, Passport, Node.js

Chingu project type: Tier-3, Clone

Team: @vannya @Tyler @lee @stephanpss

Github repo

Catch-Da-Alien game

This is a small web-based game, where you click aliens away, which attack you in waves. It works in every browser. Highscore isn’t implemented right now, but try to beat level 31! (Developer Highscore)

Stack: Vanilla JS, SASS

Chingu project type: Tier-1, Organic game

Team: @alexever17, @shay

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: spences10, mar-bi, miljan-fsd

Github repo

Do-More

This application provides users a clean and simple tool to organize their daily activities, improve productivity and speed up internet searches.

Stack: Vanilla JS

Chingu project type: Tier-2, Organic

Team: Nicolas BG, louisf, dpbrinkm

Github repo

Elevation — Nonprofit web design (clone)

Stack: HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery

Chingu project type: Tier-1, Clone

Team: @Camper, @Shalini DC, @CmooreElevationWeb

Github repo

Bonus: Camper’s on a different level with the organization of the repo wiki

Bears-22 — Do-um (in development)

Stack: MERN

Chingu project type: Tier-4, Organic

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

Github repo

Tickybot Clone

Stack: CSS Grid, Flexbox, JavaScript

Chingu project type: Tier-1, Clone

Team: @tank1017, @carolyn, @lennyroy

Github repo

Just Work

The project generates user ideas and allows users to submit new ideas.

Stack: React and Express

Chingu project type: Bears 🐻, Organic

Team: rbertram8, mojicaj, jboxman, renesti

Github repo

Toucans-20 — Atomist Clone

Stack: JS, CSS, JQuery

Chingu project type: 🐦 Tier-1, Clone

Team: AlexPR, andrzejp

Github repo

Wizard Standups

This is a tool to help facilitate team communication, accountability and a remixed application of the Agile methodology. It’ll take some time to iron out the kinks with this tool but it is going to change everything!

Chingu project type: Tier-4, Organic

Team: Musaab Bakheit, Vampiire

RoboToucan

Stack: HTML, CSS, jQuery

Chingu project type: 🐦 Tier-1, Clone

Team: JoseQ, sam_ur_ai, Rz28

Github repo

Nest Tab

Stack: React

Chingu project type: 🐻 Tier-3, Organic

Team: @faahim, @jayrex

Github repo

Chingu website design

Chingu project type: Roaming Designer

Team: Francesca Sadikin

Spotify clone

Stack: XAMPP (PHP)

Chingu project type: 🐦 Tier-2, Clone

Team: @naved, @varun

Github repo

GeckoMeet

Stack: Node.js, Express, MongoDB

Chingu project type: Geckos 🦎, Organic

Team: @8thday, @Ergofoxy, @Stav, @Miku86

Github repo

Fair Rentals — Reviews for rental properties written by renters for renters

Stack: MongoDB, Express, React, Node, GraphQL

Chingu project type: Tier-4, Organic

Team: @sjbrimley26, @too_much_stress, @RLBrownFair

Github repo

TickyBot Clone

Stack: HTML, CSS (+flexbox and grid), JavaScript (+ jQuery)

Chingu project type: Tier-1 🐦, Clone

Team: @LauraIlona, @Vadim Klimets, @Jordan Gill, @jjok(for part of it)

Github repo

Toucans-mix — Momentum Extension Clone

Stack: HTML CSS Javascript JQuery

Chingu project type: Tier-2 🦎, Clone

Team: @Fou @marylicious @Lauren

Time Trap

Stack: HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript (nothing else)

Chingu project type: Tier-2 🦎, Organic

Team: @Tony Whomever, @Regina M, @Slacker-Atl, @DavidBond813

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

Tickybot Clone

Stack: Vanilla JS

Chingu project type: 🐦Tier-1, Clone

Team: Alexever17, jmoney618, sojelee, jmds519

Github repo

Bear Tracking

The project is an open source inventory management system.

Stack: MEAN with Typescript

Chingu project type: 🐻Tier-3, Organic

Team: jer244, louis, Lfaudreejr, Jake

Github repo

Chingu Project Showcase

A searchable showcase collecting and displaying each Chingu Voyage’s projects.

Stack: React, Express, MongoDB, Mongoose, mLab, Heroku

Chingu project type: 🐻Tier-3, Organic

Team: @lyatar, @ckingbailey

Github repo

T21 Dinomuz Clone

Stack: HTML, SCSS/CSS, JavaScript/jQuery

Chingu project type: 🐦Tier-1, Clone

Team: @dianastanciu

Github repo

JurisBot

Stack: HTML, CSS, JS

Chingu project type: 🐦 Tier-1, Clone

Team: @kmicks, @jhart9 and @christina montague

Github repo

Tickybot Clone & remake

Stack: HTML, CSS and JavaScript

Chingu project type: 🐦Tier-1, Clone

Team: MonaliG, Kyrizu, Richard

Github repo

Bears-27 — Trip planning app

A MVP of a trip planning app, the goal is to allow people to share itineraries for a days worth of events with others and work with these itineraries.

Stack: React, Node.js, express, mongoDB

Chingu project type: Tier-3 🐻 , Organic

Team: @jorlee92 @mheller @emgo @lelbil @mkoronno

Github repo

Atomist Clone

Stack: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery

Chingu project type: 🐦 Tier-1, Clone

Team: @Raymondc1911

Github repo

Tickybot Clone

Stack: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Bootstrap, jQuery

Chingu project type: 🐦Tier-1, Clone

Team: @Marcel Rus, @Jay Argh, @Eerian, @MikeClone

Github repo

Coffee Tab

Stack: React, firebase, redux (not 100% uses it), axios

Chingu project type: 🦎Tier-2, Organic

Team: lsom11, Demir, adam4813, cktakemoto

Github repo

Portals

Stack: HTML/CSS/JS & Chrome extension API

Chingu project type: 🦎Tier-2, Organic

Team: @catsoundsawesome @rachelw

Github repo

Turbo Trello

Stack: Vue, Node, Express

Chingu project type: 🦎 Tier-2, Clone with some spice

Team: tymczenko, atomasso, dar0n, Mac_R

Github repo

Just in time | Kanban Board

Stack: React, Redux, Redux-thunk, CRA, Sass

Chingu project type: 🦎Tier-2

Team: Puritanic

Github repo

Momentum clone

Stack: React

Chingu project type: 🦎Tier-2, Clone

Team: wilsx2rt, DSR, Grubyno

Github repo

Chingu API

Chingu project type: :party-wizard: Tier-12, Organic

Team: Musaab Bakheit aka the Salvador Dali of DB design, Vampiire, ox’s presence, Jim’s gaze, etc, etc.

We’re keeping it shrouded in mystery until everything is ready to rock but needless to say, it’s going to facilitate some scrumptious level-ups!

Toucan Pens — A Pinterest style board that pulls the top pens from CodePen

Stack: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery

Chingu project type: 🐦Tier-1, Organic

Team: shay, holdercp, Zack.P

Github repo

Euphoria Clone

Stack: HTML, CSS, JS

Chingu project type: 🐦Tier-1, Clone

Team: @wonntann, @ardrion

Github repo

Findify — Spotify clone

Stack: React

Chingu project type: 🦎 Tier-2, Clone

Team: abhishek71994, sanchitbansal10, coderark, himansh58

Github repo

Wizard scheduler (🔥)

Chingu project type: Tier-4, Organic

Team: Musaab Bakheit, Vampiire

Momentum (Clone)

Stack: React, webpack

Chingu project type: 🦎Tier-2, Clone

Team: ahmadmzak, pixelshot, crypto9000

Github repo

Music App

Stack: Node and React

Chingu project type: Geckos 🦎, Organic

Team: Sloan Gwaltney, clmaciel, Alros Avellana, jonno

Github repo

Responsive Movie database using the TMDB API

Stack: React, Sass

Chingu project type: 🐻Tier-4, Organic

Team: @mmadden, @JashuHB, @Nicknyr, @tlannoye11

Github repo

BEARS-04 (in slow development)

Stack: MERN

Chingu project type: Tier-3 🐻, Organic

Team: @reece, @joshmorel

Github repo

Chingu PMROK Wiki

Chingu project type: LEVEL-UPS

Team: Jim Medlock, the community

Chingu Voyage Wiki

Chingu project type: LEVEL-UPS

Team: Jim Medlock, the community

Thinkbott

Stack: Vanilla JS

Chingu project type: 🐦Tier-1, Organic

Team: Codewolf813, Jahnava

Github repo

Quizzilla design

Chingu project type: 🦎 Tier-2, Organic

Team: lilgangwolf, cnah, open to teams in Voyage-4

No repo yet

The Wizard — Roadmap functionality

Chingu project type: Tier-4, Organic

Team: Musaab Bakheit, Vampiire

Wizard Milestones

Chingu project type: Tier-4, Organic

Team: Chingu-x (shout-out Oleksandr Malakhov, Van Tabbert, Vampiire, Musaab Bakheit, Jim Medlock and everyone involved! p.s. shout-out 4.5+ hour long editing sessions!)

Idea Nebulae

IdeaNebulae makes it easy for Web Devs to propose ideas and get feedback from their peers. Furthermore, IdeaNebulae supports flexible searching so that over time it is a suitable starting point to determine whether an idea has already been proposed.

Stack: Vue, Webpack, Node.js, Postgres, Sequelize

Chingu project type: 🐻Tier-4, Organic

Team: rifkegribenes jdmedlock oxyrus trion

Github repo

See you next time for more projects!

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