William Pilger
William Pilger
Innovator

For coming up with coding solutions that have improved WVU researchers’ experience with the funding administration tool WVU+kc (Kuali), Bill Pilger was named a RockIT Award winner for innovation.

Bill has transformed the user experience of the Kuali research administration tool from "agonizingly slow" to "pleasantly fast". He also redesigned the dashboard to speed up searches. His code has been contributed back to the Kuali community for other institutions to use.

One of his two nominations said, “Bill has proven himself able to tackle the toughest, most difficult issues presented. His solutions are clean and clever, while ensuring that everything he does is finished 100 percent and properly designed. He is always thinking about the big picture, even when his piece of the puzzle may be small and focused. His designs and code are always very effective, and he is a developer to rely on when the going gets tough.”