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Development Resources

  • VCM - Virtual Machine infrastructure for hosting your website or accessing containerized software.
  • Gitlab - Duke's own Git repository system for code version control and sharing.
  • Co-Lab APIs - The Co-Lab's API system for accessing various data sources like identity, 3dprinter data, and ad hoc events.
  • Streamer - OIT's API system for accessing data sources including Duke directory, curriculum, and ePrint.
  • Duke iOS App Store - Internal App Store for Duke-created apps to distribute within Duke Community.

Also, check out our documentation for help with these resources and a variety of other topics.

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Office Hours & Consultation

The Co-Lab also holds weekly office hours, listed below, where our student consulants can help you with your project or answer technology questions in their expertise, listed below. If you have questions about the Co-Lab Studio, you can just visit one of our locations and talk to the students on shift there.

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Online Tech Support via Slack

Need some help on a project and you can't come to our Office Hours?  Find us on Slack for some quick help on your questions!  Just head to, create an account and post your questions there and we’ll be able to help you along the way.  Slack can also be used for project management within your team if you’re scattered across the globe or just across campus.  Just create a private channel and invite your team.

Office Hours

Notice: All in-person office hours are cancelled, however we’re moving some office hours to Zoom. The table below will be updated as we have more shifts scheduled
Name Role Times Expertise
Danai Adkisson Analyst, IT By Appointment Only: Software Development, Dev Ops Automation and Orchestration
Sandra Bermond Program Manager By Appointment Only: Roots questions and suggestions, design (graphic, UX and UI), responsive front end development (HTML, CSS, grid)
Anna Mollard Technical Consultant Join virtual office hours
  • Tu/W/Th 4:00-6:00
  • F 1:00-3:00
Java, Python, Git, Ruby on Rails, HTML, CSS
Lorne Zhang Technical Consultant Join virtual office hours
  • M/Tu/W 3:00 - 5:00
  • Fri 3:00 - 6:00 (NO Office Hours 9/29 Tuesday)
Backend (Express, Node, Mongo), Frontend (HTML, CSS, React) specifically React Redux + React hooks and contexts, and Python.
Maryam Shahid Technical Consultant Join virtual office hours
  • T/W/Th 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Linux, Bash, Git, Ruby, Ruby on Rails, Front-End (HTML, CSS, Javascript), Python, Java, C
Vaishvi Patel Technical Consultant Join virtual office hours
  • M-Th 5:00pm-7:00pm
Git, Ruby, Ruby on Rails, Frontend (HTML, CSS, Javascript), Python, Bash