Call for Project Proposals

I am looking for people who need an app developed for them, for free, by our students.

I will be teaching our Senior Capstone Software Project class in the upcoming academic year. In this class our Senior students form groups of 4 or 5 students and each group builds an app. The app can be anything from a mobile app, a web app, a video game, or even software/hardware to control a robot. The project starts in August and ends in May 2015. You can view this year's projects to see what our students did this year.

If you are interested in having an app built for you, by one of the teams, just email me the following:

  1. Your name and email address
  2. A one paragraph (minimum) description of the app you want built: what it will do, who will use it, where will it run, etc.
  3. The platform you want to build on, that is, iPhone, Android, Mac OS desktop, Windows desktop, web application, etc. and any other specific technical requirements you might have. It is OK if you have not yet decided on one, just say that.

If a group chooses your project proposal I will expect you to meet with them at least one hour every two weeks (video meetings are OK, of course) and be available to the students via email to answer questions. You will also be asked to evaluate the final project and interim versions. I expect that the need for feedback will be greatest in August and September, as the project gets started.

By default, all code written by the students belongs to the students, as per USC's Intellectual Property Policy ACAF 1.33 IV.B. If you require some other ownership agreement then email this to me also. I will post it at along with your project description so the students are fully informed before choosing a project.

I will need to receive your project description before the first day of classes: August 21.

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