OIT Gets Hands-On Before Fall Quarter

August 28, 2015

Olivet Institute of Technology, OIT, wrapped up its 2015 summer program last week and received overall positive feedbacks from faculty and students.

Two programming courses, iOS programming with Swift and Ruby on Rails, were offered during the summer through intensive code camps and hands-on tutoring. The courses also consisted of lectures, seminars, and tutorials on selected topics. Students learned Swift programming language basics and iOS application with UITableView, UICollectionView and Instagram API. The program was designed to give students an early jump for Fall Quarter.

Ruby on Rails code camp focused on practicing in various projects such as building review and rating sites similar to Yelp. Students also practiced writing Ruby scripts to parse Wikipedia and Airbnb along with analyzing rental sites like Craigslist. All students presented their projects with the assistance of their mentors at the end of the program.

"I really loved and enjoyed this kind of Summer program which helps me learn quicker by participation in different projects. It was so exciting to have this opportunity for hand-on experiences," said IT student Lindsay Wong. "I think the best way of learning technology is to practice in actual situations," she added.

OIT is striving to provide the best education for talented future ministers and equipping them to utilize the latest information technology effectively for Christian ministries in the postmodern internet era. For more information, visit the OIT website at

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