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Tuesday, April 24 • 10:20am - 10:40am
Tippet: Outdoor Recreation Meets Technology

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Tippet is a web application designed for fly anglers that allows them to access crucial information in one easy to use tool. With this application, users can easily find information such as tutorials about casting methods, gear requirements, knot-tying, entomology, and fly patterns. Fly anglers often study the hundreds of books, videos, and articles dedicated to fly fishing so that they can learn and be successful on the water. The primary challenge within this community is the need to bring this information together into a single source for all fly anglers, regardless of their skill level. Tippet’s aim is to consolidate these materials into a single application that anglers can access via multiple devices and platforms. In this presentation, the design and implementation of Tippet is described. Code testing procedures and user-feedback trials are discussed as well. The MEAN stack (MongoDB, Express, Angular, and Node.js) is used for the development platform. The application features a cloud database (Amazon Web Services) which is deployed via mLab. A cloud platform called Heroku is used for deploying the application. SSL Certificates are used to secure the web server and ensure that user information is safe. Designed with a responsive and mobile-first structure using Bootstrap 4, Tippet is tailored for anglers who want to view materials on their mobile device while on the move. The capability for anglers to store their own fly patterns to the database further sets this tool apart from similar applications and helps others in the community save time and money.

Tuesday April 24, 2018 10:20am - 10:40am PDT
125 Rhoades Robinson Hall