CIS Student Team Takes 2nd Place in National Competition

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Stephen Briggs

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A team of JMU computer information systems majors recently took 2nd place in the HP Design Thinking Competition track at the Association for Information Systems (AIS) 2021 Student Chapter Leadership Conference Competitions.

Sophomores Alonso Ralat and Evan Peek joined juniors Robbie Gomes and Megan Nguyen to design a cloud-based, customizable virtual meeting platform targeted for educators within the K-12 and higher education space using AWS infrastructure. All student teams involved were tasked with designing an alternative to Zoom that would support a team working on a project where communication and document sharing are vital but also context-specific. The brief asked students to submit three items: wireframe mockups that show important aspects of their solution; a vision of the architecture of the design; and a perspective on how diversity and inclusion would be supported.

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Involves Students, Involves Participants External to JMU


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Spring 2021

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Engaged Learning


Research, Student Organization, Award

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