SIUC AITP Web Development Team 2017

$1,330 of $3,225 goal

Raised by 15 people in 6 months
Nancy Martin  CARBONDALE, IL
We are the SIUC Web Development Team competing at the Association for Information Technology Professionals' (AITP ) National Collegiate Conference and Career Fair  (NCC) during April, 2017.  As part of the competition, we are working (outside regular class schedules) to build a web application for a nonprofit group on the campus of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.  We are using the agile Scrum approach to manage the project. 

We are students in the Information Systems Technologies major in the School of Information Systems and Applied Technologies within the College of Applied Sciences and Arts at SIUC. We take on this extra load because we love to learn new technologies and further develop our skills prior to graduation.  The project begins in September, 2016, with deliverables throughout the fall and spring semesters. The project culminates with a formal presentation to be judged at the AITP NCC in St. Louis in April. 

In addition to the year-long web development project, we also compete in other events during the NCC, such as database design, security challenge, and others. Our member, Cody Lingle, won last year's Security Challenge!

The funds we raise will help pay the $325 registration fee for each team member and our faculty advisor. Since some competitions run late into the evening, we will stay one night in a hotel in St. Louis. The funds will cover our transportation, lodging, and meal expenses that are not included in the conference registration.  Additionally, funds will help pay for the poster required at the competition and team t-shirts. Our goal is to have the trip funded by March 1, 2017, in order to take advantage of the reduced early registration fee.

This will be the third year that a Web Development Team has competed in the AITP NCC. Three of our members, Cody, Lee, and Ren, competed on the 2015/2016 team. Both the project work and the NCC experience are great opportunities for us as students, e.g. last year Lee was offered a summer internship with a national company as a result of his participation.  Additionally, it is important to represent SIUC at a major conference.

We hope you can help! We will be forever grateful, and we will post results back here so that our supporters can see that their donations were put to good use! Thank you in advance for your support!

Lee Cooper, Cody Lingle, Ren Jing, Hallie Martin, and Matt Gross

2015/2016 Team
2014/2015 Team
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Update 2
Posted by Nancy Martin
3 days ago
The SIU Student Web Development Team has been classified as one of the top finalists for the 2017 AITP National Collegiate Conference's Web Project Competition. As a finalist, the team will present their project to the judges during the conference in St. Louis (April 6-8, 2017). The team will also present a poster of their project and some team members will compete in other technical contests such as database design, systems analysis and design, and security.

The Finalists for the 2017 AITP NCC Web Project Competition are:
1. Missouri Western State University - Team 1
2. Missouri Western State University - Team 2
3. Southern Illinois University Carbondale
4. Kalamazoo Valley Community College
5. Eastern Connecticut State University


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Update 1
Posted by Nancy Martin
5 months ago
Dean Wang of the College of Applied Sciences and Arts has pledged $500!!! Thank you Dean Wang!
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$1,330 of $3,225 goal

Raised by 15 people in 6 months
Created September 27, 2016
Nancy Martin  
Justin Harper
2 days ago
bill mcgraw
19 days ago

Class of 1969! SALUKI PROUD!

Randy Johnston
25 days ago
Paul Duda
1 month ago
Alex Glasnovich
1 month ago
Joshua Goodman
1 month ago
Neely Alms-Gay
1 month ago
Alex Ehrhardt
1 month ago
Brad Hagy
3 months ago(Offline Donation)

Brad sells cupcakes (donated with his own money and time) to benefit the team. Thanks Brad!

Sam Chung
3 months ago

Go SIU Web Development Team!

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