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From "Mattmann, Chris A (3980)" <chris.a.mattm...@jpl.nasa.gov>
Subject Re: Time to propose a CS Capstone Project!
Date Sat, 16 Aug 2014 04:49:30 GMT
I think this is a great idea. I encourage my team at JPL, CC'ing some
folks to think about ways to participate in this effort.

Cheers,
Chris


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Chris Mattmann, Ph.D.
Chief Architect
Instrument Software and Science Data Systems Section (398)
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pasadena, CA 91109 USA
Office: 168-519, Mailstop: 168-527
Email: chris.a.mattmann@nasa.gov
WWW:  http://sunset.usc.edu/~mattmann/
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Adjunct Associate Professor, Computer Science Department
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 USA
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-----Original Message-----
From: "shathawa@e-z.net" <shathawa@e-z.net>
Reply-To: "dev@community.apache.org" <dev@community.apache.org>
Date: Wednesday, August 13, 2014 7:24 PM
To: "dev@community.apache.org" <dev@community.apache.org>
Subject: Time to propose a CS Capstone Project!

>FYI:  I helped mentor an Apache sponsored OSU CS Capstone project
>last school year.  It is a good opportunity for Apache committers
>and members to sponsor a school project and assign one or more
>mentors.  This is a good learning experience for both students and
>mentors.
>
>I have visited the campus numerous times.  Most of the students are
>very interested in anything that is open-source.
>
>Oregon State University is the largest technical and engineering
>university in the state located in Corvallis, Oregon, USA.
>
>Sincerely,
>Steven J. Hathaway
>Apache Xalan
>
>--- Original Message Below ---
>
>From: dmcgrath@eecs.oregonstate.edu [dmcgrath@eecs.oregonstate.edu]
>Sent: Monday, August 04, 2014 10:35 AM
>To: Hathaway, Steven
>Subject: Time to propose a CS Capstone 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 Kevin McGrath.  I am the instructor 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 29, 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:
>
>                
>http://classes.engr.oregonstate.edu/eecs/fall2013/ece441/addproject.php
>
>You have until September 29 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 3 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!
>
>After projects have been selected, we will 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,
>approve the progress.  You also get
>to help assign 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 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.  Keep that in mind when proposing.
>
>If you have questions or want to discuss project possibilities, feel free
>to contact me at:
>
>                 D. Kevin McGrath
>                 Instructor, Computer Science
>                 Oregon State University
>                 2109 Kelley Engineering Center
>                 541-737-1420
>                 dmcgrath@cs.oregonstate.edu
>
>Thanks for your time -- I look forward to working with you!
>
>                                                 -- Kevin McGrath
>
>
>


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