Cloud Based Sailing Handicap System
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This project is centered on provision of software as a service through the internet, which is termed as cloud computing.Until recently the cloud computing paradigm has been on hardware and software locally hosted applications for enterprises. The advance of cloud computing is changing this forever. Cloud computing is a new model that enables users to access hardware and software applications stored at data centers via the internet.It is against this background that the project seeks to build a cloud based sailing handicap system to enable sailing clubs in Uganda, East Africa and Africa at large manage their club activities and members efficiently,Handicap systems for sailing races are complex and usually managed by complex spreadsheets. The systems are hard to use and very hard to reciprocate from one sailing club to another, hence causing inconsistencies and ineffectiveness across sailing clubs that usually compete.Hence the need for a cloud based handicap system that can be used by all the sailing clubs in Uganda and can be accessed by sailors, game officiators, club members and club administrators at their different levels of permission.With a good and consistent handicap system, it will be easy to breed professionalism of this sport in Uganda and in no time Uganda will be sending participants to the Olympic Sailing races.The major objective of this project is to consider the existing system being employed at the VNSC and use it to design a Cloud based handicap system that can be used by multiple clubs for managing club activities and members. The system is accessed via a web interface and a mobile application.