The Santa Barabara Public Defender's Information Technology department is expanding its technology ecosystem into the work environment to enhance workflow and efficiency. PDGo, is a new application that will be developed with the goal to streamline analog processes into digital ones for increased productivity and response rates. The application itself will be a robust administrative tool that will be responsible for a multitude of functions including and not limited to; time off requests, MCLE trainings, and other administrative requests. PDGo will be developed in Microsoft's Power Apps an app creation suite that offers a low-code environment to create custom business applications. In addition to its administrative functions the application will retrieve additional data on the user and dictate the different actions and access they have to this application. At the time of writing there are three tiers of users considered; Administrator, Supervisor, and Staff. PDGo is planned to be used alongside with the Workday application, to supplement services and information to the department, as well as the organization.

Student Team
  • Alberto Barboza
  • Cassidy Barron
  • Mina Mekhaiel
  • Kevin Ornelas
  • Fernando Perez
  • Elias Schablowski
  • Elizabeth Silvestre
  • Qian Wang
  • Yin Thuzar Win
  • Tommy Youn
  • Andrew Zou
Project Sponsor
Santa Barbara Public Defender's Office
Project Liaisons
Faculty Advisors
  • Chengyu Sun