WapTug.Org is the Web Application Programming Technology User Groups.
When I started going to school at Cascadia Community College there was not any computer clubs available. I started one and decided the mission of the club would be to build a distributed cloud server network to host a collection of virtual machines with access to a distributed collection of network nodes maintained by other colleges around the area. I envisioned each virtual machine running an open source web application that provided a useful service to the community the college was in. Thus began my 3 year long journey to create this vision. I was successful in getting the club started and I found over 60 students interested in working on the project in some way.
This interest fueled a greater goal to be created and that was the creation of a self sustaining Non-Profit 501(c)3 corporation to manage all the college chapters running nodes of the network. I launched WapTug.Org, Inc. on July 22, 2010 and now I am looking for volunteers to help with the outreach launch of the project to any college in the 50 mile radius of Bothell, WA.
I need a street team of volunteers to go to colleges and gather contact information for the student government and get the requirements for chartering student clubs on campus. I need them to enter that information in to an on-line database after each site visit is complete. I also need them to place posters if possible on student club bulletin boards. I have the list of colleges that need to be contacted and will assign them to volunteers that are in that area.
Volunteers must have their own transportation available or be willing and able to ride public transportation to the colleges they visit.
I will meet with any volunteer and give them simple instructions and a information gathering form for them to fill out at the college.
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WapTug.Org is a non-profit corporation created in Washington State with the mission of creating nodes of a distributed cloud server in colleges around the USA to provide virtual machines for students to use for Web Application Technology Research and to create lasting portfolios of their work until they can migrate them to a commercial server solution when they can afford to do that.
WapTug provides the educational research project management services to facilitate the creation of recognized student clubs at participating colleges around the USA. We assist with the training of the officers of the clubs in creating the club and help them to understand the options they have available to them.
We act as a liason between the college student government and administration to establish funding resources for the club and procure hardware for the local node builds.
We act as the liasion between the club officers and the I.T. Industry at large to find speakers for club speakers series events.
We act as the National headquarters for all chapters of WapTug.Org and facilitate attendance and recognition at regional I.T. Industry Trade Shows and Conventions.
This service fills the need of students needing a place to host a public web page that can show case thier web applications portfolio and web site design projects that they work on while in college to assist them with getting clients for paying work after they graduate.
This project is aimed at colleges that appreciate and teach Business and Information Technology courses to students. This project creates a technology incubator environment to assist students with developing web application projects by providing them with the web server and virtual machine images necessary to facilitate friction free research. With over 7000 US colleges and average enrollment of 35 million students each year, WapTug.Org hopes to become the defacto choice for students studying web application programming technology.
This project is patterned after commercial cloud hosting services for the simplicity of the user interface. We are working on creating a chapter node portal that will allow all of our chapter nodes to login in and provision cloud hosted virtual machine images. We have found a successful cloud provider to use as a best case example.
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. You will have the ability to test out this service for free. If you find it to be a good working system then you must keep using it activly or it will be deleted. You will have a good example of what your goal is to create a users interface on your server node. When you have perfected your node build image then export your image to your local hardware and activate your node in our network. We hope that you will work on duplicating the functionality of this commercial service in your local node servers and contribute your research to the national training library.
During your development process you may:
Create a landing page on this system to provide a build project summery page and link to your virtual machine's address.
- You may also use our project management tool to document and manage your build project.
You may also join our video training library and learn from or contribute training videos that you or your local chapter node create to show case your build projects.
When you are ready to activate your local hardwware node at your college then update your chapter profile and add your link to our Chapter Node Directory.