#100DaysOfWeb in Python Transcripts
Chapter: Days 33-36: Database access with SQLAlchemy
Lecture: Our demo app: A scooter sharing startup
0:00 Let's talk about the demo app that we're going to build to explore SQLAlchemy. And we'll even use this a little bit for your turn
0:08 when you get to write some code. So, you're probably familiar with these scooter rental things that are popping up everywhere.
0:14 Maybe you're seeing Lime scooters, or the Bird scooters. These are both really popular here in my town I could open an app and I can rent them
0:22 and scoot around town. Probably no helmet in traffic, things like that. Probably not great, but there it is. I could rent these things
0:30 and they're really, really popular and getting a lot of VC funding. We're going to create another scooter share start up.
0:39 Now, when you create a start up obviously you have to have a reason to exist. Like you have to have your main differentiating factor.
0:46 We have that. So we're the latest scooter start up we're going to call it Hover Share. And we've identified a key weakness
0:53 in the existing scooter rental and sharing market. There's no seat. You can't go very far on those things without a seat that's not comfortable.
1:01 So we're going to get some of these Hover 1 scooter, electric bike things and we're going to outfit them with IoT devices and GPS.
1:09 We're going to make them the backbone of our new scooter sharing start up. Good news is we've already closed
1:16 our angel round of investing and secured $1.7 million to buy this fleet of Hover 1 e-bike scooter things. We even have all the IoT specs solved.
1:26 We've got GPS thing working, we've got the locking we've got the communication to unlock the scooter.
1:32 Everything's working, but we don't have a database to really manage the user interaction with these scooters. So that's our job.
1:39 During this chapter we're going to build the database that is going to be the backend the very simple backend albeit of our hover share start up.