Constructing Sustainable Digital Platforms in the Age of Technology Giants

Callinan, Denis, School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Virginia
Neeley, Kathryn, Engineering and Society, University of Virginia
Morrison, Briana, EN-Comp Science Dept, University of Virginia

Whether in the form of a personal computer, the Internet, or social media, millions of Americans interact with a plethora of digital platforms on a daily basis. For consumers, platforms facilitate novel communication and connections with others. For businesses, foundational cloud tooling forms the basis of the construction of subsequent platforms essential to conduct business with clients in a digital economy. My STS research topic considers the consolidation of business-to-business cloud platforms, the impact on the quality of client business operations, and the means of building a competitively collaborative ecosystem. On the other hand, my capstone project investigates the ability to utilize code practices found in compilers for custom codebase validation and refactoring. This project produced an immediate impact on a prominent business-to-consumer platform to construct viable code for engineers and end users. Together, this project argues for the sustainable and collaborative development of platform technologies useful to developers, individual consumers, and society overall.

BS (Bachelor of Science)
Platform Economy, Computing, Static Analysis
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