Faculty Sponsor

Nicholas Rosasco


Arts and Sciences


Computing and Information Sciences

ORCID Identifier(s)

Cody Packer, 0000-0001-9385-6868; Terry Wade, 0000-0002-3726-0709; Mardonio Diaz, 0000-0002-4741-7626; Alexandar Habjan, 0000-0002-0645-5028; Robert McIntyre, 0000-0002-8050-7180; Brandon Ancona, 0000-0001-6609-3658

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Symposium Date

Spring 5-9-2019


The goal of this project is to implement and deploy a mobile application for Valparaiso University Greek Life organizations. Several frameworks were considered for the project, including Xamarin, React Native, and Ionic. Ultimately, Ionic was chosen for its similarity to previous programming languages such as Ruby on Rails. The application is built on the Ionic platform using a combination of implemented HTML and Javascript, alongside an extension to Firebase services and Google calendar API. The Google calendar API has been implemented to allow only Valparaiso University emails to view personal and Greek Life’s public calendars. Other features include a message board alert system, event notifications, and application tabs for ease of navigation through the applications menus. A major request, and basis for the project was for an ease of use and convenient localization for Greek Life related document, which have been organized into a table sorted by category. By inclusion of the former mentioned functions, the consumer’s requests are met.

Biographical Information about Author(s)

Cody Packer is a sophomore computer science major involved with data science research over network graphs as well as experience involving backend web development. Mardonio Diaz is a sophomore computer science major with a psychology minor. Brandon Ancona, a junior, is a student-athlete and computer science major at Valparaiso University. Robert McIntyre is a senior computer science major with a mathematics minor. Alex Habjan is a sophomore computer science major with a Spanish double major. Terry Wade is a sophomore computer science and data science double major with a mathematics minor.

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