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Spring 2016 MIS "Killer K" Course Update

On May 6, the MIS BBA program continued the tradition of the MIS 333K system development project contest. For more than thirty years, the advanced development class (also known as “Killer K”) has challenged to students to create a solution for a simulated business problem. While the earliest projects were programmed in COBOL, and later in VBA, the content of the course has been updated to include the latest industry standard technologies. 

This semester’s students used C#, MVC, Entity Framework, Identity and Azure to create a web-based scheduling tool for a fictitious career services office. After six weeks of planning, programming, and sleepless nights, 18 teams of 3-4 students each presented their sites to the graders. The graders were primarily students in the system development course that follows MIS 333K, but several alumni also came to lend their expertise. Special thanks to Deloitte for sending a contingent of professional developers to judge some of the projects! 

This semester’s first place winners were  Avery Greene, Cyndi Huang, and Grant Kjeldsen. The second place winners were Eduardo Gonzalez, Ryan Pikl, Trevor Thompson, and Carson Youman. Thanks to the generosity of ConocoPhillips, the first place team received $2,000 and the second place team received $1,000. If you are interested in judging projects, please contact Professor Katie Gray at The fall 2016 projects will be judged on Friday, December 2nd.