Student, Programmer, Entrepreneur
(work in progress)
MIS 333K, affectionately known as "Killer K", is one of the hardest classes in the MIS major. It gets its name from the semester long group project with a list of requirements that few groups even come close to completing. Groups typicall pull multiple all nighters as the deadline approaches, hoping to deploy as many pieces of functionality as possible.
We were given a large set of sample data that we needed to parse and ETL into our Azure database. This was actually a fairly difficult process as it required learning how to write VBA scripts for excel for each individual data source. We used the ASP.NET framework to build out most of the functionality, the entity framework for our object-relation mapping, and identity to handle user management. Since we were constrained by time, we used Bootstrap to create our entire UI. The rest of our application logic was written in C#.
Longhorn Recruiting handled the entire university recruiting process. Some of the recruiter functionality included creating job applications, inviting students to interviews, and creating block room reservations for their interviews. Some of the student functionality included applying to jobs, scheduling interviews, and getting email notifications based on hiring decisions.
This project was one of my favorite things about the MIS degree and will forever remain one of my core college memories. My group and I worked really hard throughout the semester and were very proud of our final solution. Every team was competing against each other for prize money, and we ended up securing 6th place out of 35+ teams. One of my biggest takeaways from this project was the importance of teamwork and communication. Even though we were more than technically capable of completing the project, we suffered from lapses in communication that limited our output.