Food waste has always been something that I have been conscious of as a problem, as I am as guilty as the next person in taking for granted how much effort and energy it takes to make our food. Ever since I knew I wanted to build things with code, I wanted to work on how to solve the huge issue of food waste in America and beyond.
I started working on the problem my sophomore year in college with a simple app that used a bar-code scanner to identify food individual items and estimate average expiration dates based off of the date of purchase. Then in Junior year, I got to try again with a responsive web app with a self-learning database of foods to crowd source information.
I got the chance to work on the issue again for my Senior project at RIT, leading an extremely talented team of designers and developers to create a proof-of-concept that could show the public the awesome possibilities of a fully tracked RFID fridge.