Thomas Chauke a senior Computer Science student has developed a cool new online market place where students can sell all their used books, fridges and all sorts of items they no longer need called Uni-trade(https://uni-trade.co.za) which will be helping thousands of peers beat the expensive ordeal that comes with buying textbooks or the essentials of getting by as a student.
Thomas is an active student in the department of computer science and has had an active hand in the establishment of the IEEE chapter at UWC and has thus far actively participated in the IEEEXtreme coding competition over the past two years at UWC and is no wonder he is now a growing techie in the entrepreneurial world.
Thomas is also entering his cool web app into the Google Developer Student Clubs Global Solutions Challenge as his innovation is helping to tackle the challenges faced by our community on the campus of creating an open market place that is not controlled by the larger corporate market.
I asked Thomas what did it take to build uni-trade and he said ” I built uni-trade because I saw a gap in the market here on campus and have seen many university students across the country build these cool apps and thought why not build one for UWC and expand on that idea”
For all you cool developers reading this I am sure you are wondering how Thomas built uni-trade ” I built Uni-trade using Php, which is the best for building web apps, and I am pretty good at it and used Google Firebase for my back-end and will be adding features like the WhatsApp API to make Uni-trade even better”
All the best Thomas and his idea.
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