In order to graduate from the College of Engineering & Computing, seniors design innovative projects to create practical solutions for industry problems through a course called Senior Design Project. For her project, Rachelle Tobkes, now a computer science alumna, developed a web application for listing and renting office spaces.
The idea for the app, called HyperDesk, came from a Miami-based digital and interactive agency. It was one of the suggested projects offered through the Senior Design course. Tobkes wanted to convert the idea into a reality.
As Tobkes stood by her teammate and poster board at the Senior Design Showcase, presenting HyperDesk to attendees, Chris Fleck, vice president and technical fellow of Citrix Systems, a multinational software company providing workspace and cloud computing technologies, approached Tobkes to learn about the project. The company was working on a related concept. Read more at FIU News.