Introduction and Motivation

Hello,

I’m Liza, nice to meet you! As part of my Computer Science degree I need to deliver a project in order to be able to graduate. So here is me starting it!

I decided to document my progress/journey (or at least try to document it), because this is going to be my first independent software project ever, and the biggest I’ve had throughout my university life, for that matter.

For my project I will be building an iOS app that will (hopefully) encourage people to recycle more and reduce waste they’re producing.

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My motivation behind this project is rather simple. Some time ago I’ve discovered such thing as ‘zero-waste’ lifestyle. And it resonated with me.

After seeing how I live my life, what I buy and how many things I throw away, it was apparent that there are things I can change about my behaviour to eliminate unnecessary waste I produce. Living in a borough that is a clear advocate of recycling is rather helpful, too. But recycling and preventing production of waste are very different things. I see recycling as a baby step towards being completely zero-waste. So… here my journey begins. Let’s see where it will end.

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As you can imagine, I face many challenges such as learning new programming language, learning lots of psychological factors behind people’s behaviour and building and designing an app from scratch. But I am excited and I can’t wait to see where my project will end up!

I will try to document as much as I can here with updates, timelines, ideas etc. I’m always opened to suggestions so feel free to comment.

Thanks! 🙂

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