Dropbox Menu Site for the cafeteria
I love food. Nothing beats a freshly cooked cheeseburger served from Tuckshop, the Dropbox cafeteria. However, this presented an interesting problem -- I was spending way too much time dropping by the kitchen to chat with Chef Brian about what he's cooking.
Then, during hack week, an idea hit me like a sack of potatoes (yukon gold perfectly roasted with rosemary, of course). Why not combine my love of engineering with my love of food to create a menu website? That way, I could see what's for dinner without going to the kitchen, and everybody could appreciate the hard work of our chefs.
The biggest challenge was coming up with an intuitive design and implementing all the functionality within a week. Luckily I was honored to work with a talented designer - Morgan Knutson, who made all the UI desgin.
Like any project, this one started out with a list of requirements:
As an engineer, the only joy that parallels building something great is seeing people use what you've made. Basic site analytics show that lots of people care about food at Dropbox, and I'm happy knowing that I made their lives easier, if only a little bite. =)
Here is a preview of our menu site, for the curious amongst you: