Computer Science Group Takes Part in Charity Hack

Computer Science Group Takes Part in Charity Hack

Computer Science Group Takes Part in Charity Hack

Computer Science Group Takes Part in Charity Hack
Arik Ostler and Clark Kuhns were part of the BVU group working together at the Des Moines Charity Hack.

A group representing Buena Vista University’s computer science program aided the Young Women’s Resource Center (YWRC) during the Des Moines Charity Hack, held June 12-14. At the Charity Hack event, computer programmers provide free programming and software development to local non-profit organizations.

The group representing BVU included:

  • Arik Ostler, a senior computer science major from Red Oak
  • Clark Kuhns SL’13, a software engineer at DuPont Pioneer
  • Jon Kenkel SL’14, who will be attending the Entertainment Arts Engineering master program at the University of Utah in the fall
  • Karl Ahrendsen SL’14, who will be enrolled in the Physics and Astronomy Ph.D. program at University of Nebraska in the fall

The group converted and upgraded registration forms for YWRC programs. They also created step-by-step guides to help staff edit the forms and export data, according to Bailey Purhman SL’13, Marketing & Events Coordinator for the YWRC.

“I was so excited to see Clark, Arik, Jon and Karl at the event,” says Bailey. “They had such valuable skills and really stepped up to lead the team.”