The team has been tasked with automating the process of academic scheduling for the administration so that academic scheduling forms may be disbursed and responses to them collected in as simple and easy a manner as possible. The team must devise a way to perform data analysis on responses to these forms.
Ming Kin Ho
Our client had two online shopping websites: one older and less user friendly, and one updated and easy to use. She wanted to only use the newer one, but didn’t want to lose customers from her older site and its different domain name (for which she was paying an additional fee). Her highest priority, however, was to increase her websites’ traffic and visibility in search engines.
Beauty PT, a beauty salon located near San José State University, currently has a website. Lisa Trang, the owner of Beauty PT, wanted to add an online appointment calendar system to increase business and ease the creation and cancellation of appointments. The team chose the most usable and efficient platform for Lisa and what type of appointment system would be integrated on her business’s website. The team also taught and provided her with tutorials how to use the appointment system and various social media sites.
It is a video capture web framework to be used by visitors of the Buddhist Temple. Visitors will use a Kiosk to record videos. They will sign up on the Kiosk with basic information for book keeping. The visitors will then link the recorded video with a particular event in the timeline present on the Buddhist temple website. The Videos will be uploaded to Youtube allowing the client to download the videos. These upload videos will appear as a thumbnail chained to an event in the timeline. When a user click on the thumbnail a small pop-up will appear to play the video.
Christmas in the Park - Website
Sai Kiran Padooru
Christmas in the park is an annual event held in San Jose downtown every year during Christmas time. Even though the event is held between the end of November and the beginning of January, the rest of the year is spent on searching for sponsors and planning the event. The website provides a medium for general population to gather information about the event. The admin/user also wants to be able to access the files easily and be able to edit the articles without contacting technical support. The objective is to make the data easily accessible and make the website more user friendly. One of the challenges Christmas in the Park has is keeping the website up-to-date. Editing the website currently requires HTML knowledge, thus requires IT involvement. It can cause delay in publishing the latest information. Christmas in the Park is seeking to update their website without outside help.
Christmas in the Park - Mobile App
Christmas in the Park is seeking a mobile application for the android phone. The objective is to plan the development of a mobile application to promote Christmas in the Park events, provide information for event attendees, and possibly provide a voting platform for the gingerbread house competition.
CoSAC and College of Science
The original purpose of this project was to update the College of Science newsletter and provide maintenance updates to their website. The project was expanded to include redesigning and updating the College of Science Advising Center’s website. Updates to COSAC’s website included upgraded navigation, fixing links, adding new content, and fixing previously broken content. One interesting item of note was that due to the COSAC website’s broken navigation index, there was an entire section of the website that was inaccessible. This section included information on how where and how to start applying for internships and how to start careers outside of the university.
Hai Tan Nguyen
Professor Bobbi Makani requested a migration of her current data from excel to an online database. In addition, she required a database with query functions that allowed her to search for certain information. The team has been given the tasks to figure out how Qualtrics Survey, OU Campus and data migration works.
Computer Science Department - MSCS Website
Vicky Na Zhao
The MSCS program would like to migrate the paper-based students advising process to a paperless environment. The objective is to develop an online Advising Form system for students and advisors to achieve the advising process paperlessly. With this system, students are able to download and upload the Advising Form from MSCS webpage instead of wandering between MSCS advisors and the MSCS department administrator. In addition, the MSCS program wants a search engine on the FAQ page, so that prospective and continuing students can easily find information they want and need for their MSCS program. The objective is to develop search engine functionality for the FAQs.
CS100W Job Shadow Handbook, Website, and Database
Ismeet Kaur Makkar
Siddiq Ahmed Syed
The College of Science department at San Jose State University wants to extend opportunities to the students by offering a Job Shadow program. One of the goals of this project is to deliver a high-quality end point for the Job Shadow program. The team developed web page and handbook for employers and students to fulfill this requirement. The students in the computer science department will work on a number of IT projects which, if presented to recruiters, have the potential to land students lucrative positions in the industry. The team also developed webpage to showcase the projects spearheaded and completed by the students in this semester, along with developing a student showcase page for all the students enrolled in spring 2014.
CS180i Internship Handbook and Website
The main goal of this project is to attract potential employers to science program at San Jose State University by highlighting student expertise. To achieve this goal, the CS180I/CS180 website has been redesigned to look professional and attractive.
The team has also come up with an attractive internship handbook. The handbook will covers important ideas like why an internship is helpful, how does one find an internship, and what should be expected from an internship. Finally, the handbook also lets interns know their rights and what is acceptable (i.e. unpaid hours are not acceptable) as well lets employers know their rights and what is expected of interns.
Discover San Jose
Discover San Jose is a local gift store selling T-shirts, baseball hats, mug cups, souvenirs, art works and books about San Jose. The store has a website to promote its products named Discovery San Jose. We aimed to help the store get a better online scene and hopefully attract more businesses and customers by improving the website’s organization, making it more clear and logical, and improving the page layout and design, especially replacing old photos with more attracting pictures and adding descriptions.
E-Zine - an iPad App
The E-Zine group worked to develop an electronic magazine showcasing the department of computer science. The focus of the magazine is on Big Data, a rapidly growing facet of computer science. The magazine aims to educate about what is Big Data is and how San Jose State University students, faculty, and the programs in our department utilize Big Data.
Going Evergreen is seeking an Android application that can be used in order to communicate between the staff and the health advocates. The messages that are sent between the the health advocates and the staff need to be stored in a database in order to create an archive history of the messages. The Android application will be incorporating Twilio in order to send messages between the users of this application. Message templates will be provided for the users to quickly send text messages to each other. Twilio is a cloud based application so we assume that the messages that are being distributed between users will be saved in the cloud as well. We also assume that we will be able to retrieve this data from the Twilio application in order to keep track of all messages sent and create an archive of messages based off date and time the messages were sent.
San Jose State University is collaborating with the University of California, Santa Cruz to hold a convention for the Grateful Dead’s 50th anniversary. Our team’s objective is to create a functional website for the scholarly conference event that will be a one stop point for all the participants. The participants should be able to: register for the conference, submit payment as a requirement for registration, and use the website to obtain general information about the surrounding sites and attractions.
MLK Library Mobile App
Martin Luther King Junior Library is a public library, a collaboration of San Jose Public library and the San Jose State University. Students of SJSU and the general public can access information about the library through the two websites: https://library.sjsu.edu/ and http://www.sjpl.org/king. Both these sites provide basic services to the Dr.Martin Luther King Junior library like working hours of the library, event calendar, reservation of study rooms and giving access to journals and ebooks in various fields. Since the library is physically huge, the library administration wants its users to be able to locate the different sections across the floors easily. A smartphone app would be a very apt solution to this and hence, the MLK app team, comprising of students from the Department of Computer Science, SJSU will be designing a smartphone app for this need.
The Orchard School District’s website, in its current state, does not fulfill the needs of the users who utilize and depend on it for information. The website is not as user friendly as it can be toward parents, students, staff, and potential enrollees. We plan on correcting these issues with a new website that has a simple and clean design.
Steven Gingsum Ou
Using the already existing survey provided by the CS department as a basis, we were able to create a new short test survey in Qualtrics that utilizes some of the unique features of this software. Some of these useful tools include display logic (allows a question to only be revealed depending on the answer to the preceding question) and skip logic (allows a question to be skipped depending on the answer to the preceding question. We also used Python, SQL, Excel, and FileMaker to analyze the survey result and put the data into easy to understand graphs and tables.
STEM Education Program
San Jose State University is a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education partner for the Congressional App Challenge brought to our district by Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren. The challenge set forth in this competition is for each participating high school student to create an app with a video demonstrating the application and a video discussing the code. Our group's task is to guide students in the App making process and to provide feedback.
Video - Women in Computer Science
The objective of this project is to create a video promoting women in Computer Science. This video will be created by collecting interviews from distinguished female professionals in Computer Science, faculty members and students. We will condense content to highlight their success stories, current obstacles they encounter and how they manage to keep a good work-life balance. We will showcase their historical journey in this field, their current and future roles and its influence on the society. It will also present statistical data of current percentage of women in Computer Science. In conclusion, from this video we hope to encourage more women to join this field.
WebLion - Prof. Taylor's project
The challenge set forth by our client, Dr. Taylor of the Computer Science Department at San Jose State University, is to create an automatic grading system that he and other faculty of the CS Department can use. Our project, WebLion, would be a compilation of a plagiarism detector, unit tester, coding style checker, and code-coverage viewer, in a language-agnostic manner. The software will use Git as a version control system and a way for instructors to provide sample code to students. Ideally our solution will be reusable by other campuses.