Edgar Zhu
Web Master
About Me

Hello! My name is Edgar and I'm the creator of this website. I'm studying a dual degree in Math and Computer Science, and am graduating Fall of 2019. I joined SASE during the Spring of 2016, and recently became the webmaster of our UMD chapter. I'm very proud to be a part of the regional planning committee.

If you have any questions about the website, or anything in general, feel free to connect with me on social media!

About This Site

This website and all of its components are completely done through Amazon Web Services, and as a result is serverless. It utilizes AWS Lambda, Amazon API Gateway, S3, DynamoDB, and Amazon Cognito.

There are 3 components to the architecture of the website: the front end, the authentication, and the RESTful API calls/Backend Operations.

The front end HTML, CSS, and image files are hosted on S3, which loads the static web page to the users browser.

The login, email verification, and user management are done through AWS Cognito, which authenticates user pools and secures the backend API.

When a user registers for regionals, their data (name, email, major, etc.) is stored in DynamoDB by the API's Lambda function. When the javascript code is executed, data is both sent and received from a REST API built using Lambda and API Gateway.