BRAINSTATION INDUSTRY PARTNER HACKATHON - CoNNect for Shopify

Working in a team with 3 UX designers and 2 Web Developers, we developed a pitch for a team at Shopify on how to leverage their ecosystem to attract more entrepreneurs to the platform. 

We developed a prototype of a forum-based social network for new entrepreneurs on the Shopify platform to engage with experienced small business owners to learn how to optimize services. I designed a strategy to implement content-based recommender systems using machine learning to curate homepages for users to ensure the most relevant threads are immediately visible to new users based on their profile.