University | 4:01 pm | February 14, 2012 | By Gavan Gideon

Yale-born website allows location-based communcation

Circa:Yale does not work at 202 York St.
Circa:Yale does not work at 202 York St. Photo by YDN.

Yalies now have one more way to spend their time avoiding homework, or to seek help from those who understand the intricacies of supply and demand curves.

Circa:Yale is a new website launched on Tuesday by Daniel Petkevich ’12 that allows students working away in libraries or lecture halls to chat with nearby peers. A student slogging through his or her intro to microeconomics course can commiserate with another student slogging through his or her microeconomics course, or maybe even find a third student who’s whizzing through his or her microeconomics course to give the first two help.

Petkevich said in an email that he created Circa:Yale with the knowledge gained from the student-run lecture and workshop series on web development known as HackYale. Startup culture keeps on chugging.

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