Kidhoo - Supporting Every Child.


Supporting every child.

Kidhoo allows teachers, parents, and other members of a child's support community to record observations and strategies in seconds by integrating with their existing activities and processes.

Meet The Team

Megs Shah

Founder of Kidhoo

Megs has experience planning and implementing technology products for over 10 years. She has been working with teachers and parents to better understand how to improve communication and collaboration for every child.

BigApps is the premier showcase of NYC’s tech ecosystem. It’s a competition that empowers New York’s sharpest minds to solve the city’s toughest challenges through technology, making NYC a better place to Live, Work, Learn, and Play. Whether you’re a hacker or a maker, a designer or an investor, a novice or a pro, we provide resources that make it easy to make a difference. Come to build. Come to network. Come to win.

NYC BigApps 2014 is an initiative of NYCEDC to promote government transparency and the creation of innovative new technologies. Following NYC BigApps 2013, this year’s event is the fifth annual run of the competition and is being managed by HR&A Advisors in collaboration with Super Vision and Splash.

Who We Need


  • Back End Developer

    This developer is focused on managing the interchange of data between the application and the browser. This developer focuses on the server-side of programming for the web, yet also understands the programming languages which control the display of content in the browser.

    Existing Knowledge

    - Custom web application development.
    - Developed with at least one CMS framework or web application framework.
    - Employed a framework or extended an existing CMS with custom coding.
    - Knowledgeable about accessibility or security compliance relevant in the public sector (e.g. HIPPA or FERPA)
    - Understands the underlying systems on which web applications are developed.
    - Understands the technologies and languages which power the web such as HTML, CSS and JavaScript.
    - Understands key server-side web development concepts such as:
    - Integrating data or user accounts between multiple systems for a client.
    - Integrating multiple databases and/or database types into one system.
    - Managing a hosting environment, and has administered databases.
    - Securing data or access to applications with multiple user levels, or has the ability to customize based on user levels.
    - Using XMLHTTPRequest and Javascript to create web applications.
    - Creating and implementing database schemas that represent and support business processes.
    - Knowledge of a programming language for a framework such as PHP, Python, Perl, .NET, Ruby, Java, or other language.

    - Inserting, querying and managing data stored in databases or files.
    - Understands web development markup languages HTML/XML; stylesheet languages CSS/XSL and JavaScript. Additionally, knowledge of the DOM, its objects and their properties.
    - Specifying different CSS for various media, devices and displays.
    - Familiarity with development and debugging tools for cross-browser issues.

  • Front End Developer

    This developer is focused on managing the user interface programming and understands the programming languages which control the display of content in the browser.

    - Understands key server-side web development concepts through experiences such as:
    - Interpreting graphic visual or interaction designs in HTML, CSS and Javascript.
    - Creating visually appealing web pages or interfaces.
    - Creating, editing or modifying templates for a CMS or web development framework.
    - Programming interaction with JavaScript and/or a library such as jQuery, YUI or Prototype.
    - Testing cross-browser, cross-platform, and/or cross-device compatibility for inconsistencies.
    - Testing for compliance to specified standards such as accessibility standards in the clients region or domain.
    - Conducting observational user testing, or reviewing designs against usability heuristics.
    - Domain specific knowledge or transferable skills

    - Experience with web development languages of HTML, CSS and JavaScript/jQuery.

    - Familiarity of HTML syntax for multiple specifications, including HTML 5.
    - Knowledge of the semantic meaning of all HTML elements.
    - Familiarity with the semantic markup for display of lists, tabular data, forms, articles, etc.
    - Knowledge of markup used for layout such as dividers.
    - Knowledge at the level to be able to hand-code markup.
    - Including media and images.
    - Understanding how to utilize PHP to filter, process and output html, json, xml
    - Specifying different CSS for various media, devices and displays.
    - Utilizes best practices in CSS file organization and structure.
    - Methods for including CSS inline, internal and external via linked style sheets.
    - Familiarity with differences in CSS 2 and CSS 3.
    - Proficient with a CSS Preprocessor such as Sass or LESS.

The Issues We’re Trying To Solve

More Information

DATA WE’re using:

  • School Enrollement

  • IEP / Goals

  • Curriculum Map

    Lesson Plan

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