Make Sense

Case Study by Nukomeet  ·  1/2016

Make Sense is a web application that gathers community eager to help social entrepreneurs to solve their challenges. Everybody can became a SenseMaker or a Gangster and join a workshop called a Hold-Up on a meaningful cause.

Project background

MakeSense is an open project built by a community of people passionate about social entrepreneurship, innovation and the web. The project was kickstarted by Christian Vanizette and Romain Raguin during a road trip in Asia. Today they connect 10 000 SenseMakers around the globe.

Nukomeet’s intention was to improve the architecture of the existing application so it would be capable to handle rapidly increasing user base. We refined existing functionalities and designed new layout of the website. We also created a flexible admin panel where client can easily manage all content.

 

Our involvement

The role of Nukomeet was to conduct the conception and building of the application from the scratch. Through consulting with the client, we defined the needs and established detailed specifications and mockups that were used as a roadmap during development. The application was architected to be robust and easy to use.

Services we have provided

Web

Technologies

Rails

Ruby on Rails is a web application framework using Ruby programming language. Rails is a MVC framework, providing default structures for a database, a web service, and web pages. It encourages and facilitates the use of web standards such as JSON or XML for data transfer, and HTML, CSS and JavaScript for display and user interfacing. In addition to MVC, Rails emphasizes the use of other well-known software engineering patterns and paradigms, including convention over configuration (CoC), don't repeat yourself (DRY), and the active record pattern.

Impact

Our task was to create platform that connect people working on projects that make sense. SenseMakers from all over the world have impact on issues like waste, climate, refugees, digital education, employment and food. We are happy to have had an opportunity to work on website that allows people to solve its challenges and achieve the highest possible aim.

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