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From Alexey Kuznetsov <akuznet...@gridgain.com>
Subject Re: Time to propose a CS Capstone Project!
Date Tue, 28 Jul 2015 00:11:33 GMT
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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