The Center for Innovation and Research in Computing (CIRC) at Southern Adventist University recently developed its first public commercial software product, DotPurple. Run by the School of Computing, CIRC provides opportunities for Southern’s computing students to gain valuable job experience by working on real-world software development projects. Primarily, CIRC collaborates with businesses, ministries, and church organizations to create a variety of projects such as web, desktop, and mobile applications.
DotPurple is the first software that CIRC has developed and released on its own. This desktop software tool, available through Windows, macOS, and Linux, makes workflow simpler and more efficient for software developers who are building cross platform applications.
The DotPurple Twitter account and website have received attention from the broader industry, including Scott Hanselman, Microsoft’s technology evangelist and tech author. As this software continues to grow, Michael Babienco, CIRC programmer and the main developer of DotPurple, hopes to provide additional features and improvements.
“We want to make people’s lives easier with this software,” Babienco said. “There is potential for computing professors to use it in their classrooms or for students to use it to help manage their programming projects within their School of Computing classes. Additionally, DotPurple will directly help us employ and work with students to give them practical experience in the industry.”
Southern Adventist University | September 2020