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Jinguang Yang, LiangCheng Qiu

Value Proposition

Coordinating shared work is often challenging and involves many scheduling conflicts. Traditional project management software often require high-level expertise in its intricacies, making it unsuitable for use by students who simply want a better organizational system for their projects. Probies seeks to address this problem by developing a web-based platform that aims to assist any group of people who desire to get started on their project in an organized and efficient manner. The main focus of Probies is project management. With the aid of an interactive time line, the platform will allow members to keep track of both group and individual work and progress. In addition, the platform will provide members with a choice regarding what work the select to share. The choice extends to who can access the specific platform and members can select to share only within their group or provide access to targeted clients as well. The platform will also offer the user common features such as a calendar, to-do list, financial tracker and meeting records.

Jinguang Yang | Computer Engineering

Jinguang Yang graduated with a BASc in computer engineering in 2013. In the past, he has worked in software engineering roles at AMD and Medgate.

LiangCheng Qiu | Electrical Engineering

LiangCheng Qiu is currently a fourth year student in the BASc program in electrical engineering at the University of Toronto. In the past, he has worked at RBC Capital Markets as a technical systems analyst.

Journey with the Hatchery

As engineering students, Probies team members Jinguang and LiangCheng were intimately aware of the significant difficulties in organization and coordination faced while working on group assignments. Traditional project management software often requires a specific skillset, the acquisition of which detracts from group members’ valuable time that can be used to complete project deliverables. Probies sought to solve this problem by offering a more user-friendly interface by which students can organize their projects. On the 2013 Hatchery Demo Day, Probies was awarded the Orozco Prize for their efforts.