Shift, Global Research And Programmer Collaboration

ASU Author/Contributor (non-ASU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Robert Joseph Compton (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Rahman Tashakkori

Abstract: In the competitive job environment of software development, experience and a hard portfolio are the most valuable assets a person can have. A large number of students do not begin their career in development until they begin their higher education. This leads to the predicament where after graduation they often fail to meet requirements for positions even though they possess the skills to perform the job. Other times they are forced to take part-time or internship positions. At the same time, researchers in academia often create and store large volumes of data, yet lack the tools and/or knowledge to effectively utilize it. The goal of Shift is to create an online environment where said researchers can post the research goals and objectives for which they lack the ability to meet, so that programmers with the appropriate skills can pair with the researchers. These partnerships will benefit both parties, opening more effective means for researchers to achieve their goals while also building real-world portfolio and experience for the programmers.

Additional Information

Honors Project
Compton, R. (2017). "Shift, Global Research And Programmer Collaboration." Unpublished Honors Thesis. Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.
Language: English
Date: 2017
Global collaboration, Full-stack development, Shift

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