Held from 11 June to 1 Aug 2021, AWS Build On, ASEAN 2021, is a competitive hackathon that challenges the community to create technological initiatives and solutions to address challenges faced by the participating sponsors.
The students were tasked to find ways to build a more inclusive society, and create a platform to bridge the gap between those who need help and those who can offer help.
NTU SCSE Team DOS' creation, localish aims to rekindle the kampung spirit by following the principles of hyper-local communities to create strong relations with residents staying in the same area. Localish is different from other community platforms because not only does it focus on building a strong neighbourly spirit but it also focuses on strengthening the volunteer experience, by including Residents’ Committees (RCs) into the picture. This digital platform helps them digitalise their otherwise manual workflow and acts as a platform for them to reach out to the residents. This platform also gamifies the volunteer experience in an attempt to build volunteer loyalty and increase retention rates.
"This was a truly exciting experience for us as we worked to our strengths collaboratively. Through this journey, we deep-dived into ways we can use technology to help the society we live in and will continue to apply our innovation in future projects. We are thankful for this opportunity given to us and hope that we can be of some inspiration to aspiring students."
Watch the team's promotional video here.