The Involvement Compass
Matching Western students to Western’s clubs
In the summer of 2013, I wrote a small app to match Western students with on-campus clubs. After completing a quiz, students’ answers were compared to the answers given by club administrators, and a list of sympatico clubs was presented back to them. It was built using the Symfony PHP framework with some InuitCSS thrown in for good measure.
It’s since been retired, which is fair enough given the relatively lackadaisical approach to security patches over the years.
But, while it existed, the Involvement Compass was a success. It looked pretty good, it worked well enough, and it was a useful intro to the many campus clubs available to incoming students.