Jeeves Course Planner is a web-app and tool built for students at New York University to help select courses. It includes the ability to quickly filter courses, check time conflicts, and preview a schedule on a calendar. It was created in response to the school-provided alternative, Albert. Albert is built on a technology stack vendored by Oracle and displays a lack of quick filtering, no way to visually compare schedules, and sluggish response times, which adds up to a poor user experience–every interaction is an AJAX request, including simple things like expanding course descriptions.
The web-app is written in Typescript, using d3.js for manipulating the DOM. The app uses Yarn to build and manage dependencies. The data is extracted from Albert using a script that controls Selenium, which also subsequently processes and cleans the data for consumption by the client.
I have maintained Albert for 4 years, from 2015 to 2019. For the most recent class registration session, Google Analytics confirmed that I had 509 unique users and 1300 sessions over a period of 2 months. Because the userbase for Jeeves has a uniquely high ratio of users who use adblocking programs, my real userbase is likely around 700. Jeeves is a free and open source program, and I have received contributions from classmates to fix bugs or implement features.
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