Managing the evaluation of poster sessions and design expos is a logistical nightmare. Collecting and processing paper-based evaluation sheets is long, laborious, and error-prone. There are dozens of such poster sessions and expos at Georgia Tech every year, including the tri-annual Capstone Design Expo for all graduating engineering students.
I led the development of a highly-automated and highly-customizable system for collecting information about judges and presenting teams/students. We developed comprehensive integration with email systems, automating various email-related processes typically done by hand or through Eventbrite. We also provide on-the-fly visualizations and raw Excel values for team evaluations in a fraction of a second, allowing for rapid evaluation. We utilized all key components of the standard Django web framework including the Django REST framework. This project utilized many different skill sets including:
- effective database-model design,
- RESTful API design,
- DRY use of Bootstrap by use of Django Crispy Forms,
- template inheritance,
- UI design and iteration, and
- load testing to simulate performance under the use of over 5,000 concurrent users.
Advisor: Dr. Amit Jariwala, Director of Design and Innovation
Sponsor: School of Mechanical Engineering
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