Tillikum is an open source housing information management system designed to provide a web interface application for the daily operations managed by university housing services. It is initially intended to facilitate assignment and auto allocation, room/space management, billing, conduct process and records, and conference scheduling. Tillikum will improve the management and flexibility of information, user functionality and security; creating a framework usable by most colleges and universities with a variety of platforms.
The word Tillikum means “people” in Chinook Jargon, a trade language of the Pacific Northwest from the 19th century. This name is meaningful in the context of the work done in university housing and in regional significance.