1 Developer? Not a Problem: The NEW Film+Digtal Media Equipment Lab Reservation System at UCSC

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You are 1 developer.....

Your task is to build a fully functioning, usable, flexible and strict....(oxymoron?).....online equipment inventory, reservation, and checkout system....

Based upon roles, courses, instructors, academic quarters, academic years, equipment access, allowances of time, completed testing.....don't forget that weird one off exception!

For hundreds of customers, thousands of equipment items, and reservations in increments of "half" days.....yes, I said a "half day" (we call it a block).....

Throw in the administrative and client interface.....nightly print scripts, daily email messaging, LATE fining, date driven quarter and intersession flips......and some of the customers might also be student workers using the administrative side....ACK!

....and you have 9 months to complete it!!!

Join me for an overview of the development of the new Film+Digital Media department's Equipment Lab Reservation System and see how I played project manager, requirements analyst, database developer, web developer, application developer, GUI designer, system administrator, tester.....

....oh, and another department in the division wants to use it too.....baby steps, baby steps.....!!!