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LSU student, White Castle native Gomez creates Windows App to calculate GPA

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South
Vilien Gomez, an LSU Computer Engineering student and native of White Castle, recently created an app to calculate GPA that was accepted into the Windows app store. 
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BATON ROUGE - LSU student Vilien Gomez has already taken his major in Computer Engineering with minors in Computer Science and Digital Media Technology out into the real world.

Gomez, a native of White Castle, had his new app that creates an experience through a grade point average calculator accepted into the Windows app store May 20.

Motivated GPA is an app that inspires users to push further through motivational messages and helpful tips all while keeping track of their GPA. It was designed entirely by the 21-year-old. "Creating this app was fun," Gomez said. "I learned a lot working on this project by myself but I had to find that balance between my classes and my app development.

"I am excited about this and really want to reach college students. I don't want students to ever pay for this app. I just want this great tool to be installed on college campus computers."

Gomez started designing the app for Windows because he sees future growth in it and wants to grow with it. However, he is currently working on a mobile version for iOS and beyond.

"I have been getting many requests for an Android version as well, so I guess an Android version is in store," Gomez said.

His name "EngineeringVill" came from a number of late nights struggling as an engineering student. He would write Facebook statuses and began a #KeepGrinding campaign full of motivational messages.

"EngineeringVill, is an engineer that motivates, inspires and spreads joy when school is beating you down," Gomez said.

All his hard work has paid off and he has bright plans for the future.

"I really want to get into web-based apps," Gomez said. "I have been reading every day on the topic and have been learning everything from HTML to cloud servers. I believe teaching myself any necessary skill will go along way.

"I see EngineeringVill having a mobile app in the Apple store, Play store and Windows Store that serve small businesses. I want to go as far as I can with learning as much as I can. I want to use website design, mobile app design, and software design to transform businesses."

The app is available for Windows download. Don't forget to follow Motivated GPA on Facebook and on Twitter.