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From Dmitriy Setrakyan <dsetrak...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Time to propose a CS Capstone Project!
Date Tue, 28 Jul 2015 08:55:29 GMT
Good point.

Does anyone have any other suggestions for some Ignite-related projects we
can propose?

D.

On Mon, Jul 27, 2015 at 5:11 PM, Alexey Kuznetsov <akuznetsov@gridgain.com>
wrote:

> Just a thought: there also a Google Summer of Code (we are late this year).
> We could participate next year.
>
> On Mon, Jul 27, 2015 at 2:22 PM, Dmitriy Setrakyan <dsetrakyan@apache.org>
> wrote:
>
> > I think it's a great idea (thanks Roman!).
> >
> > I can think of a couple cool projects already:
> >
> > - Implement JPA EntityManager for Ignite (as well as Hibernate flavor of
> > it)
> > - Make IGFS (Ignite File System) mountable on Linux via Fuse
> >
> > Any other ideas?
> >
> > D.
> >
> > On Sat, Jul 25, 2015 at 4:40 PM, Roman Shaposhnik <roman@shaposhnik.org>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > FYI. If anybody would want to drive this (personally
> > > I'm way out of cycles to commit to that) I think it could
> > > be a good way to spur some potential community growth.
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > > Roman.
> > >
> > >
> > > ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> > > From: Steven Hathaway <shathawa@e-z.net>
> > > Date: Fri, Jul 24, 2015 at 2:17 PM
> > > Subject: Fwd: Time to propose a CS Capstone Project!
> > > To: dev@community.apache.org
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > OSU Capstone Projects - Opportunity to introduce students to ASF
> > > projects and participate in development
> > >
> > > I have participated in several Capstone projects at Oregon State
> > > University in Corvallis, Oregon USA.
> > >
> > > It is a good start for college seniors to develop their software
> > > design, project management, and engineering business skills.  The
> > > Capstone project is available to open-source software projects,
> > > foundations, and commercial enterprises.  The project sponsor and
> > > mentor is the point-of-contact to mitigate any licensing and
> > > confidentiality agreement issues.  The mentor also evaluates the
> > > performance of the project and gives guidance to the team.
> > >
> > > The projects can often benefit from a student group, but understand
> > > that these are undergraduate students in their Senior year at the
> > > university.  The students have other classes around which they need to
> > > schedule their time.   Be sure not to make the tasks overwhelming of
> > > student time and demands, but rigorous enough to be a challenge. A
> > > well-designed project will not only benefit the students, but can also
> > > benefit your Apache project.
> > >
> > > It is also useful for the projects have a good presentation of
> > > accomplishments at the OSU Engineering Expo in May.
> > >
> > > I live within commute distance from OSU and may be able to help with
> > > some of the campus details in person.
> > >
> > > Sincerely,
> > > Steven J. Hathaway
> > >
> > > -------- Forwarded Message --------
> > > Subject:        Time to propose a CS Capstone Project!
> > > Date:   Wed, 22 Jul 2015 09:10:16 -0700
> > > From:   D. Kevin McGrath <dmcgrath@eecs.oregonstate.edu>
> > > To:     shathaway@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
> > >
> >
>
>
>
> --
> Alexey Kuznetsov
> GridGain Systems
> www.gridgain.com
>

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