As freshmen signing up for classes for Spring 2020, there are a lot of factors that go into considering a schedule. We must determine how difficult a class may be, whether we want to wake up early for specific classes, or if a specific professor grades unnecessarily harder than others. Having to look at all of these factors is rather tedious and having it automated makes it easy for us.
What it does
The Ramblin' Registration builds the most optimal schedule for GT students by taking in a set of desired courses and time preference for these courses (morning or afternoon). Using this it will post the student's optimal Spring schedule into Google Calendar for the user to view and use.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
Some challenges we ran into were incorporating the class ratings from websites such as Coursicle.com and ratemyprofessors.com. Due to time constraint, we were unable to scrape the data from these sites and thus our criteria only considers time preferences when building the schedule.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We are proud of registering and connecting the domain to the host site, parsing through the Oscar database, and implementing the Google Calendar api.
What we learned
We learned a lot about the different ends of programming. We learned about the relationship between client and server.
What's next for Ramblin' Registration
The next task for Ramblin' Registration is scraping through the data on Coursicle.com to create a more personalized schedule based on inputs of many other students. We also want to optimize our algorithm and reduce the time-complexity of it.