University of California at Berkeley

UCBerkeley Events
Campus Events Calendar Database

Click to view the Events website.

Industry:
Higher education; Public relations
Challenge:
The Berkeley campus of the University of California encompasses a community of 50,000 students, faculty and staff as well as the public of the San Francisco Bay area.  The campus hosts hundreds of academic, social and entertainment events each year and wanted to communicate the availability and details of these events to this large and diverse community.
Solution:
Development of an interactive web site which allows any web browser to search for and display information on events happening on the campus.  A custom developed search engine accesses a central database to allow events to be located by date, subject and a number of additional criteria.
Customer Benefits:
Universal access to event information from inside and outside of campus;
Enhanced community relations;
Reduced staff workload for entering and maintaining event information.
Key Technologies:
SUN servers running Solaris;
Sybase System 11;
Custom programming in Microsoft Access, Perl/CGI and C.