Tech Support, Resources, and Consultation


Development Resources

The Co-Lab maintains a rich set of technical resources for developing your application, website, or visualization. Want access to certain data for remixing? Or perhaps you need a virtual machine for hosting your website? Or maybe you'd like to use Duke's netid authentication service? Check out our developer resource page for all of these resources and more, plus extensive documentation and sample code to get you started right away.


Office Hours & Consultation

Sometimes the best way to solve a problem is to just sit down in front of a whiteboard or computer and put our heads together to figure it out. Whether you've hit a wall with your code or you just want to game out the features of your new project, we're happy to help. For technical questions, the best thing to do is visit our office hours, listed below. If you have general questions about scope, feasibility, project management, the Innovation Grant program, or anything else, contact and we'll set up a time to talk.


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

Can't come to any of these times? Find us on Slack for support or to set up a time to meet.

Name Times Location Expertise
Jiehan Zheng, Co-Lab Technical Consultant
  • Monday, 2-4pm
  • Friday, 2-4pm
Co-Lab Commons at the TEC Full-stack web development (Ruby on Rails, Node.js, PHP, and other technologies), real-time applications, Linux server setup and maintenance
Victor Wang, Co-Lab Technical Consultant
  • Tuesday, 2:30 - 4:30pm
  • Thursday, 2:30 - 4:30pm
Co-Lab Commons at the TEC Infrastructure Architecture, Docker, CI, Linux SysAdmin, React, React-Native, Full Stack Engineering, iOS Development
Yunfan Zhang, Co-Lab Technical Consultant
  • Tuesday, 2-4pm
  • Thursday, 2-4pm
Co-Lab Commons at the TEC Internet of Things (IoT) Development, Hardware Systems Integration, Arduino, Photon, Teensy (ARM Cortex M Series), PCB Design, Python, Django, Flask
Richard Chen, Co-Lab Technical Consultant
  • Monday, 3-5pm
  • Thursday, 5-7pm
Co-Lab Commons at the TEC Internet of Things development, Full-Stack web development (PHP, JavaScript, AngularJS), iOS development(Swift), Raspberry Pi, Python, Database(SQL)
Lucy Zhang, Co-Lab Technical Consultant
  • Tuesday, 1-3pm
  • Friday, 3-5pm
Co-Lab Commons at the TEC Web Development (HTML, CSS, Javascript, Flask, Python, Mongodb & Postgres), Python automation, data visualization (d3.js, Bokeh, Processing), iOS & Cocoa development (Swift & Objective C, inter process communication)
Maria Liberovsky, Co-Lab Developer and Educator Co-Lab Commons at the TEC Web Development (Ruby on Rails, JavaScript), Git/Github, Agile Development
Michael Faber, Co-Lab Program Manager By appointment only,
Project management and scoping, prototyping, design thinking, user experience

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