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From "Steven J. Hathaway" <>
Subject FW: Are you interested in proposing an OSU Senior Design Project?
Date Sun, 01 Sep 2013 03:30:08 GMT
For ASF associates that wish to contribute time and ideas for student
senior projects, here is an opportunity hosted by Oregon State University
in Corvallis, Oregon.

I have already volunteered a project and will be a mentor if it is accepted.

The students and professors are very anxious to support the open source
development community.  A major hosting of Apache infrastructure is
done at their Open System Labs ( on the Oregon State University

Steven J. Hathaway

From: mike bailey []
Sent: Wednesday, August 07, 2013 2:37 PM
Subject: Are you interested in proposing an OSU Senior Design Project?

Colleagues --

Have you always wanted a particular software tool developed for your use,
but have never had the time to do it yourself?  Well then, read on.
Have I got a deal for you!

My name is Mike Bailey.  I am the professor who runs the OSU Computer
Science Senior Capstone class.  The Capstone class is a 3-quarter
(Fall, Winter, Spring) "career preparation" experience.
The major piece of this is doing a significant 2-4 member team project.

When the students come to the first class on September 23, I want to
present them with a list of exciting, creative, and real-experience
software engineering project possibilities.  This is where you come in.
I am looking for you to use your needs and experience to propose those
project possibilities.

A web site has been setup to give you more information, and let you
enter and edit your project proposals:

You have until September 23 to get yours in.  That is the date the
students will see them, and will start the selection process.
In that process, I ask the students to "bid" on their top 5 choices.
I ultimately make the final project assignments, but I try to take
their preferences into account.  I find I get better results that way.

There will likely be more projects proposed than students teams to do them.
*So, really sell your project.*  Definitely don't understate its cool-ness factor!
Give me a call or send me an email if you want to discuss "cool-ness".

After projects have been selected, we follow a client-contractor model in
which I "run" the software contract company and you are one of our valued clients.
The students "report" to me, but you, as client, work directly with them to
design the requirements, set the timeline, and approve the progress.  You also
get to assign 20% of their grades.

Any project can be proposed from anybody.  I don't care where you are from, just
that your project represents an excellent software engineering learning experience
for the students.

Do remember, however, that these are seniors. They have taken the core classes so
far, but most have not taken some of the electives that would really help in some projects,
such as graphics, AI, computer vision, etc.  They can learn some of those things
on the fly, but that takes some time away from the project development.
Keep that in mind when proposing.

If you have questions or want to discuss project possibilities, feel
free to contact me at:

         Mike Bailey
         Professor, Computer Science
         Oregon State University
         2117 Kelley Engineering Center

Thanks for your time -- I look forward to working with you!

                         -- Mike Bailey

Mike Bailey, PhD
Professor, Computer Science
3D Graphics, Scientific Visualization, GPU Computing
Oregon State University
2117 Kelley Engineering Center
Corvallis, OR  97331-5501
541-737-2542            FAX: 541-737-1300

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