The Application Design & Web Development (AppDev) team provides consulting, solutions, and the highest level of support for campus digital technology. Campus digital applications provide web, email, and mobile communication channels as well as scheduling and collaboration tools used by stakeholders to effectively engage with the campus community.
AppDev partners with the students, faculty, and staff of Eastern Washington University to improve communication, user experience, and efficiency by incorporating modern tools into business processes. Services offered include application design, web development, system integration, quality assurance, software optimization, and customer support.
Danny serves as the senior manager and point man for the Application Design and Web Development team. He hails from Florida where they grow big avocados and even bigger snakes. He likes to run, bike, and learn about anything involving technology. He completed an MS in Computer and Information Science at the University of Florida individually dropping the schools party ranking by six whole spots during his time there.
Mike Childress has spent over 18 years in the IT industry and currently serves EWU as an application architect and backend engineer specializing in the design of cloud-based, always-available web application environments that are scalable. A big believer in lifelong learning, Mike continually works to build his web technology skills and repertoire earning degrees & certificates from UW, EWU and SCC in addition to online bootcamps and courses of speciality. In his spare time Mike likes to work out, play music, collect guns and chill out with his family.
James graduated December 2016 with a BS in Computer Science from EWU. He interned at T-Mobile as a Message Engineer automating tools for the T-Mobile Digits program. James is an android developer/enthusiast who loves everything outdoors. James brings his backend web development experience to the Web Dev Team. He has a passion for keeping the user experience intuitive and simple.
Dana has a BS in Computer Information Systems (class of 2004) from Eastern Washington University and is an application developer for Information Technology. Upon graduating, he was hired by DEO (Department of Educational Outreach) to manage their website and perform general IT duties. In 2007, he joined the Business and Auxiliary Services team as their official web developer. He remained in this role until the fall of 2013 when he was officially moved over to the Application Design and Web Development team for Information Technology.
Lesli is an Information Technology Specialist with over 30 years of Instructional Technology and Information Systems experience in Higher Education. She currently specializes in Systems Implementation and Integration, Enterprise Application Administration, Project Management, Technical Communication, Presentation and Training, Functional and Technical Needs Assessment, and Quality Assurance. Lesli’s dedication to EWU students is evidenced by her years of service on the Student Disciplinary Council and her role as a club sports advisor for the EWU Ultimate Club. When she’s away from EWU, you will find her enjoying life on a river or a disc golf course.
Bhavya is a student of Visual Communication Design at EWU. She has an interest in graphic and web design. She plans on getting her UX certification soon. Currently, she is working on getting a minor in German. As the App Dev Intern, she will bring her Design skills team and the desire to help improve the EWU sites. Bhavya loves reading, writing and drawing.