WaitQ: An application to assist Social Distancing!
During these unprecedented times of COVID-19 and the lockdown scenario, many have tried to make the best out of the quarantine phase by increasing productivity and getting involved in hobbies. During these times, our team of 8 enthusiasts started with a goal to fight COVID-19 by helping in implementation of Social Distancing with tech. The world now and post COVID-19 will never be the same as before which means we have to abide by the golden rule of social distancing.
We can make a difference in the COVID-19 world!
Looking at the current issue wherein it’s difficult to maintain Social Distancing and people wait in long queues, we have come with a solution to this problem with our application- WaitQ which aims to assist the implementation of Social Distancing.
The current situation has also impacted the education system, though the courses and syllabus now are online but it has taken a major toll on students’ mental health. With the constant uncertainty about the future the undergraduates do have a constant fear of their careers being impacted. But the quarantine phase is definitely the best time to build solutions for society, isn’t it? That’s exactly what we aimed for!
Ms. Amrata Joshi, CEO at Vorfreude Community and Ms. Bansari Sanghvi, Business Head at Vorfreude Community decided to form a team of undergraduates and worked with them towards building something that can have a major impact on the society and can be used for the well being of the people. Mr. Ankit Basu, Python Developer has also contributed towards building the base of the idea and further implementation.
The tech team has done a tremendous job by working day in and day out to build WaitQ, the application that solves the issue of waiting in long queues and helps achieve the goal of Social Distancing.
During the times when everything is online, the team did manage to come together virtually as most of them haven’t personally met each other. The idea of bringing everyone together to fight for a cause and achieve way beyond that has kept the enthusiasm on even when it’s difficult to stay strong.
Introducing the Team
Raju Potharaju: The Tech Guru Indeed
Raju has contributed not just towards building the application but to the fine detailing of it and towards the innovative ideas to make sure that it works smoothly and achieves the end goal. He is a problem solver when it comes to any difficulty with regards to the project and his contribution has been flawless.
Raju says, “Vorfreude community has added an inestimable step into my continuous learning process. Working with this community and the application is like an anticipation for something positive and thoughtful. I appreciate this place where I met a lot of talented people with a vision to learn, share and appreciate all kinds of efforts. I’m having a wonderful experience working as a Mobile Application developer for this community.”
Arth Aukhori: The Design Expert
Arth Aukhori is a Data Science student and UI/UX expert, he can effectively code in R, Java and C/C++. Experienced in Data Analysis and Data Visualization. His design sense can leave anyone awestruck, his contribution towards designing the UI for our application has been wonderful.
Arth says, “The building of the WaitQ app (the application that solves the issue of waiting in long queues) was an amazing and educative experience and I hope that this app is able to help businesses enforce social distancing.”
Komal Swain: The Quick Learner
Komal Swain is a tech enthusiast and her love for technology has always helped her keep going! She is a quick learner and believes that learning is an amazing art and a never ending process. Her contribution to the application has been amazing, she has been super innovative and patient throughout the development phase.
Komal says, “Vorfreude Community has and is playing a very significant role in boosting up my skills. I truly consider this place as a boon to my learning process, reaching out to people and having an amazing flow of knowledge. Having a great experience working on the WaitQ application and learning, sharing and creating with such a team of talented individuals.”
Amisha Chachad: The Creative One!
Amisha Chachad is a developer and digital marketing enthusiast, she has contributed towards strategizing the marketing plan and equally managed to work on the application. Her efforts towards doing something out of box has motivated us too!
Amisha says, “I’m thankful to the Vorfreude Community for giving me the opportunity to be part of a team that strives for perfection and believes in the process of learning. Working with the Vorfreude Community has helped me to gain a new perspective that when each one of us shares a common vision, nothing is impossible. I strongly believe, WaitQ will help each one of us in a fight against COVID-19.”
Mohammed Zeeshan Jagirdar: The Powerful Researcher!
Mohammed Zeeshan Jagirdar is a developer and a great addition to the team, he handles the problem statements easily. His thorough research and dedication towards achieving the end goal is something that is appreciated by the entire team. He is a sketch artist, tech enthusiast and a blogger too!
Zeeshan says, “WaitQ was an idea that came into picture during the lockdown, knowing how crucial queuing problems can be, it feels good when you develop something which will benefit society, not society but also myself. WaitQ has given me an opportunity to learn, explore and understand my niche, also to know my teammates, learn new technology which was new to me!”
Muaaz Patel: The Digital Marketing Enthusiast
Muaaz Patel is a digital marketing enthusiast who has contributed towards strategizing ideas and building the marketing base.
Muaaz says, “It has been an amazing experience and has helped me in the learning process. When each one of us shares a common vision, nothing is impossible! I believe, with WaitQ we will achieve the goal of implementing Social Distancing!”