About Us

Who We Are

The Techrangers® is a team of students of varied backgrounds and majors at the Center for Distributed Learning who provide course development for faculty and web/application development for the University of Central Florida (UCF). The Techrangers® act as student advocates and leaders by holding community workshops, participating in panels and presenting at conventions. Additionally, the team provides support, troubleshooting, and consulting for various groups within the University on a variety of areas including but not limited to universal design, accessibility compliance, website design, dynamic website development requiring databases and handling of business transactions among other areas of expertise.

To learn more about who makes up this team, read our bios. If you are interested in joining our team, visit the "Join" section. Or, take a gander at our team flyer.

Our Mission

The Techrangers team mission is to collectively enhance the online learning experience through our own education and to obtain a competitive advantage in this technological age.

Our Goals

  • Learn, collaborate and educate each other in a supportive team environment.
  • Create and maintain quality online course content documents for the university.
  • Uphold accessibility and web standard compliance in all projects produced.
  • Act as student advocates/leaders for the UCF student body.
  • Network with businesses and community members to foster job opportunities.
  • Research new and innovative software, technology, and programming languages in order to develop as professionals.

The Ideal Techranger Should...

  • Possess the desire and capacity to learn and apply new things.
  • Be able to effectively give and receive constructive criticism.
  • Have experience with the creation and editing of valid XHTML or have advanced HTML knowledge.
  • Be able to work in a team oriented environment.
  • Have patience and be thorough in their work.
  • Be able to meet deadlines and work under pressure.
  • Possess the ability to efficiently troubleshoot problems.
  • Have a sense of humor.
  • Demonstrate good interpersonal communication skills.
  • Be detail orientated and able to catch small errors, while keeping the larger picture in mind.

Techranger Duties

Techrangers are expected to perform various tasks, including:

  • Web site design, development & maintenance
    • W3C Standards
    • Section 508 Accessibility Standards
    • XHTML
    • CSS
    • Javascript
  • Application development
    • PHP
    • mySQL
    • Python
  • Project Management
    • Interdepartmental
    • University-wide
  • Research & Development
    • Software
    • Skills
    • Processes
  • Assist in training sessions for faculty, staff, students and team mates.
  • Campus events
    • Plan
    • Develop
    • Deliver
  • Student Advocation
  • Facilitate training sessions
    • Attend
    • Plan
    • Develop
    • Deliver