Featured Project: Palate
Our goal in creating this app was to make wine more accessible to the average wine drinker who may enjoy wine socially, but not know much about how to critically examine it.
Wine tastings can foster both genuine social connection and critical analysis skills, but require a leader to know each wine’s characteristics. This app removes that burden of finding a mentor, giving each taster the opportunity to build on their own abilities within a group setting.
Behind the Scenes
Palate was built using Ruby on Rails, PostgreSQL, the Foundation CSS library, and SendGrid’s SMTP server. It was designed mobile-first and to be very user-friendly.
As both project manager and developer for this seven-day project, I facilitated stand-ups and task assignment, as well as maintained a tight scope that ensured successful, on-time delivery of the MVP.