Information Technology

Cy Heffley
Joint Vice President of Information Technology

The IT Board is a dedicated group of software engineers, product managers, UI designers, and representatives responsible for building and maintaining the technology infrastructure for students at Georgia Tech. Teams within the IT Board also collaborate with campus partners such as OIT, Enterprise Data Management, and several student organizations to advocate for improvements to the technology services for the broader Georgia Tech community.





Teams

Course Critique

Team Owner: Taylor Dingler

Since 1976, the SGA’s Course Critique has served tens of thousands of students as a vital asset in planning their semesters. This fall, the Course Critique team will be finishing a tech migration, integrating CIOS data, implementing security features, and building analytics for the application.

Programming languages and tools:

JacketConnect

Technical Lead: Zarif Rahman

JacketConnect is a project team designed to help new students and transfer students learn about programs and activities on campus. The application will allow students to provide their fields of interest in order to connect them with representatives from relevant programs and student organizations to hear about their experiences.

Programming languages and tools:

JacketPages

Team Owner: Andrew von Hillebrandt

In 2011, JacketPages was deployed as a platform for Georgia Tech students to track funding requests and provide feedback for resolutions made by the SGA. Members of the JacketPages development team are completing a tech migration of the platform while building feature requests from the SGA’s Joint Finance Committee and legislative branches.

Programming languages and tools:

Internal Tools

Team Owner: Kory Brantley

The Internal Tools team builds applications to automate processes and support internal SGA operations. In addition, the Internal Tools team is responsible for maintaining and updating SGA webpages.

Programming languages and tools:

BuzzBook

Team Owner: Ed Chen

BuzzBook is a new project team developing a one-stop course planning platform to aggregate various resources into an accessible form. This encompasses a course catalog, a requirements planner, visualized grading distributions, enrollment histories, a schedule optimizer, a ratings system, a course recommender, and an exam/syllabi database. Downstream goals include developing a mobile app and exploring expandability to other universities.

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Communications

Team Owner: Grayson Whiteley

The communications team implements technology-related policy advocated for by the SGA executive cabinet and strengthens the relationship between the IT Board and the Georgia Tech community. Members of the communications team also organize social events and prepare workshops for the IT Board to strengthen development skills and enrich the SGA experience.


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