Mobile Application for University Programming Council (UPC) Events

Faculty Sponsor

Nick Rosasco


Arts and Sciences


Computing and Information Sciences

ORCID Identifier(s)

Carly, https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1529-7877; Melissa, https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4848-9576; Brady, Brady: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0032-2128; Ryan, https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0772-5077; Miguel, https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4171-5822; Daniel, https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3690-2124; Nicholaus, https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7314-0977

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Symposium Date

Spring 5-3-2019


University Programming Council (UPC) at Valparaiso University puts on over 80 events for students per year. In order to make it easier for students to keep up with events and decide which ones they wish to attend, an application was developed that allows students to use UPC’s calendar of events. This includes adding events to their personal calendar, getting updates and/or cancellations due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances, navigating campus to event locations. This application also allows UPC to keep track of how many events students have attended so they can award prizes for attending a number of events. Students will also be able to use their Valparaiso Google accounts to access the personalized aspects of the application– personal calendar and attended events. This application was developed using the Ionic Framework which allows development for iOS and Android concurrently using AngularJS, HTML, and CSS programming languages. Additionally, the application’s data is managed using Firebase. The challenges faced during this application’s development include, making the application appealing and easy to use for our peers, explaining the inner workings of the development to our customers (who are not as accommodated to the language), and connecting the application to an already well established Google student network. This application will help students stay up to date on all of the UPC events and ensure they are able to get the most out of them.

Biographical Information about Author(s)

Brady Bell is a Computer Science major graduating in Spring of 2021

Carly Armor is a Computer Science major graduating in Spring of 2020

Ryan Kleszynski is Computer Science major graduating in Fall of 2019

Melissa Buss is a Computer Science major graduating in Spring of 2020

Miguel Valdez is a Computer Science major graduating in Spring of 2020

Nick Dettmer is a double major in Computer Science and German graduating in the Summer 2019

Daniel Christensen is a Computer Science major graduating in 2019

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