Capstone Computing Project

Learning Together

I want to encourage teams working on the same platform to help each other out. You can post your questions right here in our 490Fall18 GitHub team. Or, if you want your own discussion I can create separate teams for topics. For example, I have already created a few GitHub teams for frameworks (Unity, django, etc) and invited the teams to those. Now that we have a Capstone Lab you can use it to setup times to discuss/learn about your framework with other teams. Anyway, please let me know how we can help! If you are stuck, as for help. Do it now.

M3 Grading: Times For You to Drop By

For M3 you have to show one of the TAs your working app. The TAs (Mingzhe Du and Lan Fu) will be sitting in the Capstone Lab on the following times:

  • Mon Oct 15: 9:30am - 1pm (Lan)
  • Mon Oct 15: 1:00pm - 5:00pm (Mingzhe)
  • Tue Oct 16: 9:00am - 12:00am (Mingzhe)
  • Tue Oct 16: 1:30pm - 5:00pm (Lan)

Please drop by during those times. Also, please lets not everyone wait till Tuesday at 4:50pm! Drop by one Monday!

If you want to, you can narrate a short youtube video demo of your email and email the TAs your video before the M3 deadline of Sunday midnight.

Meeting Times Posted

By now all of you should have received email invites for our bi-weekly appointment. You can also search my calendar for your repo name if you forget when your team meeting will be. Everyone received one of the times they requested, so all should be happy. All meetings are in my office (Storey 2231). Note that there are no meetings the week of Thanksgiving and after that week the meetings get shifted by a week.

Meeting Times Poll

Please fill out the form below by the end of Friday September 7 and tell me all the times your team (all of you) can meet with me. That is, first you meet as a team and decide which times work for all of you, then one of you submits the form.

The meetings are 30 minutes, in my office, and will start on the following Monday. We meet every other week. Please tell me your repo name before filling out this form.

Client Project Assignments

Below you will find the people assigned to each of the chosen client projects. 43 students received their 1st choice, 24 their 2nd choice, 8 their 3rd, no one their 4th, and 1 very unlucky student received their 5th choice.

Please email everyone in your team, contact your client, and start work on Milestone 1. Also, remember to watch all the lectures.

Project Preferences

Fill out the form below by the end of Friday, August 31 with your project preferences. If you do not, you will lose 10% of your final grade and I will assign you to whatever group I want. By now you should have read all the project descriptions.

I will feed these preferences you give me below to my program to find a solution where all groups are of 4 or 5 students while giving everyone their best possible choice.

If you are on a approved startup team, do not use this form. You already have a team.

TIP: If you first login to this website you will be able to change your preferences after submissions, but before the deadline.

Selected Startup Projects

There were 16 startup projects and all 16 startup projects were randomly selected (we don't have that many client projects this year). The selected teams are shown below.

If you are on one of these startup teams then you can now start to work on Milestone 1.

Status and Deadlines

Midnight tonight is the deadline for submitting your startup proposal. Right now there are already 13 submitted, so maybe all will be accepted? maybe not. We will have to see how many more come in. Tomorrow I will post here the randomly-selected winning startup teams.

Also, our class discussion page shows that 50 of you have yet to accept the invite to join our GitHub org and discussion. How very anti-social of you. BTW, if you lost the email invite then just login to github and then go to our org page to accept the invite.


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