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RESERVATION SYSTEMS

The Meeting Room Booking System is open source software that is distributed under the Gnu Public License(GPL) that is free to use, distribute, and modify. The web server being used is  Apache, the world’s most popular web server. The system runs on the Linux operating system, an open source, unix-like operating system. The database chosen for this system is  MySQL. MySQL is a very fast, multi-threaded, multi-user and robust SQL (Structured Query Language) database server that is also GPL. The system is written mostly in PHP, which can be embedded in web pages. PHP is especially good at accessing databases.

BUSINESS CASE:
BAD TESTING® teamed up with 1871 to build out and customize a conference room reservation system.

OBJECTIVES:  
Customize an intuitive reservation system used by 300+ organizations for 27 conference rooms.
An organizations membership level, defined the number of rooms available for reservation.

DELIVERABLE’S:

  • Responsive design.
  • 1 page reservation system with a  pop-up image map visually linking rooms, from 3 uniquely customized systems.
  • Custom directories for short code easy URL typing formats, which redirected to select url strings
  • QR codes posted on select rooms for mobile devices, show that room’s week bookings.
  • Database Authentication. Users validated using web-based authentication based on a table in the database.
  • Customized system design, copy, fields, email notifications.
  • Documentation, source-code, instructions.
  • Ongoing review improvements, feedback process.
  • Pro-active site monitoring.
  • Development, Staging, Production environments.

SKILLS UTILIZED:
Configuration Management, Interface Design, Needs Analysis,  Requirements Analysis, Requirements Gathering, Software Project Management, Software Quality Assurance, System Testing, Usability Testing, User Interface.

PARTNERS:
1871 – a co-working center for digital start-ups  Located in the famed Merchandise Mart, the 50,000-square-foot facility provides Chicago start-ups with affordable work-space and access to mentors, programming, educational resources, potential investors and a community of like-minded entrepreneurs.   Chicago, IL.

RESULTS:
27 conference rooms.
400 + Organizations.
Over 25,000 meeting bookings.

 

 

“BAD Testing has been our trusted partner for our most vital clients. We know we can count on a thorough, knowledgeable test team no matter the timeline or the technology. They know how to integrate seamlessly with a team of any size and don’t require any hand-holding and hit the ground running. They are stunningly up-to-date on trends and always able to support the team with the right solution to tough technical problems. Whether it’s a tight timeline or challenging technical work, my first and last call is to BAD Testing.”

Dan Lavorini Vice President, Technical Director - Edelman Digital

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