In addition to my efforts on the campusnavs.org website and its social media presence I also work closely with our in-house IT department, interacting with their team to create websites and online tools that will benefit our staff serving on college campuses across the country. My background as a web developer provides me with knowledge of the technical side of things, and my years with the FSU Navigators give me insight into field ministry needs.
One such tool made by IT is an event registration system that provides our staff with a free option for collecting payment for conferences and retreats. Other systems charge a fee upwards of $4 per registration, and that adds up quickly when your event has several hundred attendees. Over the course of a school year this system will save our staff thousands of dollars.
The system was only just released last August, so whenever one of our collegiate staff wants to use it for the first time I help them get started. I also gather their feedback for how they would like to see the system improved. This month I presented that feedback to IT, beginning the process of creating the system’s next iteration. It will likely take several months from start to finish. Our aim is for the improved system to be finished by the start of the Fall 2015 semester.