CSE498, Collaborative Design, Spring 2021
Computer Science and Engineering
Michigan State University

Headquartered in the heart of Detroit, Michigan’s financial district, Quicken Loans is the United States’ largest online mortgage lender. Rocket Mortgage was launched in 2015 to serve as Quicken Loans’ online mortgage lending platform.

Rocket Mortgage recently created a Developer Relations team that participates, sponsors, and speaks at virtual or in-person conferences and events to help communicate supported products and services. This has resulted in the need to collect and share relevant information and data.

Our Rocket DevRel Tracker is a responsive web-based application that allows the Developer Relations team to track upcoming conferences, view submitted talk details for discussion, and store related personal media.

Users can view future conference details along with whether Rocket Mortgage has obligations such as operating booths or speaking at any given event. Conferences are stored so that ratings can be given to past events for leadership to evaluate if the team should return the following year.

Within our system, speakers can store, track and submit talk details for acceptance at conferences and events. The Developer Relations team reviews talk details and decides whether to approve them. Other users can then view accepted talks and their information, such as location and time.

Our system automates much of the work currently done manually by the Developer Relations team in order to free their time. This allows them to focus on the conferences and events themselves, improving efficiency and productivity.

Our web application uses Google’s Firebase hosting platform for the API as well as the document-oriented database, Cloud Firestore. In addition, the front end of the application utilizes ReactJS.