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From jan i <j...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Fwd: Time to propose a CS Capstone Project!
Date Fri, 24 Jul 2015 17:02:08 GMT
HI Steven

Thanks I got the information direct.

I have asked on the Corinthia and AOO mailing lists, I do not expect that
AOO will do something, but
I hope to start a corinthia project.

And yes, if selected, I would very much like to work together with you
again.

thanks for the info.
rgds
jan i.


On 23 July 2015 at 05:33, <shathawa@e-z.net> wrote:

> Jan,  see bellow
>
> > Hi.
> >
> > I have just received this request, do we want to participate ?
> >
> > I have tried it before with mixed results, but they could e.g. design our
> > new editor UI, or finalize some of the filters.
> >
> > rgds
> > jan i.
> >
> > ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> > From: D. Kevin McGrath <dmcgrath@eecs.oregonstate.edu>
> > Date: 22 July 2015 at 18:10
> > Subject: Time to propose a CS Capstone Project!
> > To: jani@apache.org
> >
> >
> >
> > 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
> > 3 member team project.
> >
> > When the students come to the first class on September 24, 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://eecs.oregonstate.edu/capstone/submission/
> >
> > You have until September 24 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! The
> > more excited you sound in the description, the more excited they are
> > likely
> > to
> > be when doing it. Excitement is contagious!
> >
> > 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.
> >
> > This year I'm asking you to explicitly distinguish the projects that are
> > research oriented vs. those that are more software engineering focused.
> If
> > you
> > would like to propose a research project for the students, please
> indicate
> > this
> > using the Additional Comments field.
> >
> > Given the nature of a research oriented project, I find that better
> > results
> > are
> > had if the students are initially aware of the type of project. If you
> are
> > unsure, that is not a problem. I'm happy to work with you on the details
> > of
> > your
> > project -- just submit it, and then we can chat about any changes that
> > might be
> > necessary.
> >
> > 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@eecs.oregonstate.edu
> >
> > Thanks for your time -- I look forward to working with you!
> >
> >                                                  -- Kevin McGrath
> >
> Jan,
>
> I am willing to be a co-mentor on campus if you and your team propose a
> successful project.
>
> When the previous professor vacated his position as OSU Capstone
> coordinator, the quality management tools left with him.
>
> This last year, there were two Capstone projects that improve the
> capability of the new OSU Capstone coordinator to oversee the projects.
> These projects were showcased at the OSU Engineering Expo last May.
>
> My project last year provided to the OSU Computer Science Labs an
> integration of Trac and Subversion projects for the school.  This
> integration uses the Apache web server on Linux.  This integration was a
> success.
>
> Sincerely,
> Steven J. Hathaway
> <shathaway@a.o>
>
>
>
>

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