Progress of the online registration


We would like to report to you on the progress of the online registration. To remind you, the impetus for the new system is to automate the work flow, centralize data security, and correct errors in the existing database by having individual members verify their profiles and records. Travis Stronach and Steve Hoff have been volunteering their time for software development and improvement. The system is and will be a work in progress for many years to come, but it is now equipped with many of the convenient and flexible features that you requested, including the following:

(1) Each federation can set their own fee schedules online;

(2) Members can register online and pay by check via federation representatives;

(3) Dojo representatives can verify members’ eligibility and control their registrations;

(4) Dojo representatives can merge multiple dojo data into one (e.g., the system currently recognizes the University of Chicago Kendo Club and the Univ. of Chicago Kendo Club as two separate dojos. The dojo rep can merge the two);

(5) Users can merge multiple records (quite a few members have multiple IDs for various reasons); and

(6) Federations, if they choose to do so, can import spreadsheet to register their members;

So far, ten federations (AEUSKF, ECUSKF, EUSKF, GNEUSKF, MWKF, PNKF, RMKIF, SEUSKF, SUSKIF, and SWKIF) have signed up to use the online membership system. We would like to encourage that the remaining federations will join us and consider either transitioning completely to the online system or adopting a hybrid system that allows some members to register online individually while other members can be registered in the traditional batch entry system. It will either eliminate or significantly reduce the amount of work at every step of the way–dojo reps, federation reps, and the AUSKF will all be freed from a lot of mundane, manual work. It will also allow individual kenshi to take ownership of their accounts and keep their profiles current. Furthermore, we believe that the new system is more secure against potential data exposure than in the previous system where registrations data changed hands in multiple stages before getting to the AUSKF.

Lastly, Travis Stronach and Steve Hoff can use some helping hands in further adding new features and maintaining the existing system. The required skills include working experiences in

  • MVC.NET and C#

  • AngularJS and Angular 4

  • .NET Web Api

  • Experience with .NET Core is desired.

  • MS Sql Server

  • Entity Framework

  • A good understanding of SOLID principles and common software patterns.

  • Talent in UI design/HTML/CSS is a plus

We would appreciate it if you could ask your members about this volunteering opportunities for the benefit of the general membership of the AUSKF.

We look forward to working with you. Thank you.

Keiko Umemura, Kotaro Yoshida, Travis Stronach, and Steve Hoff

Update 12/27/2020