Capstone Computing Project

Capstone Projects Video Showcase 2016

Below are the video demos for the 2016 Senior Capstone project class. This year we had 6 Android apps, 9 web applications, 1 ionic app, 1 Unity 3D game, 1 desktop application, and 1 voting machine hack. The live demos will be on May 3 at our Capstone Demo Day. You can also see the video playlist on youtube. If you are interested in letting our students build an app for you, see the prospective client information page which explains how to send us your idea.

Team Member Assessment Spring 2016

Read the team members' assessment rubric.

Fill out and submit the form below once for every team member, including yourself. That is, you will have to come back to this page and re-submit the form with your review of each team member. I will be the only one who reads these, no student will read them. Remember to also submit a review of yourself. Deadline is Tuesday, May 3 @noon.

Also, if you login to this website first then you will be able to save drafts of your submission. And, remember to fill out the Senior Survey.

Demo Day Presentation Times

Below are the approximate times for the demo presentations on May 3, in Amoco Hall, starting at 8:30am.

Time Group Description Client
8:30 pSwizzy A 3D Game for Tablets, using Unity. Power BNC Energy
8:40 RobotCA An Android app for controlling robots. Dr. Ioannis Rekleitis, CSE Department
8:50 hygieia A webapp for display and analysis of hydration data. Hygieia Hydration
9:00 omaha Hacking a voting machine. Dr. Duncan Buell, CSE Department
9:10 imentor A webapp for student-teacher video conferencing. VC3 and the Richland 2 School District
9:20 FitnessEvolution An Android app for fitness tracking. Self startup
9:30 ZVerse A webapp for 3D model editing. ZVerse Inc.
9:40 diet An Android for tracking diet. The Cancer Prevention and Control Program, USC
9:50 DJJ A webapp for providing information. Institute for Families in Society University of South Carolina
10:00 pmba A webapp for tracking incoming student application process. Professional MBA Program, USC
10:10 wandrlust A webapp for travellers. Self startup
10:20 routegen A webapp for building router configuration files. Cisco Systems
10:30 ortho A webapp for patient tracking. Midlands Orthopedics
10:40 HelpMonger An Android Ionic app for finding help. Helpmonger.com
10:50 contextual An educational platform (webapp) based on the mode neutral learning pedagogy. Self startup
11:00 sscrm A webapp for tracking students. USC Student Success Center
11:10 5chords An Android app for learning music. South Carolina Philharmonic
11:20 FitLivin An Android app for fitness tracking. Self startup
11:30 dcon A desktop app for data analysis. Chemical Engineering Dept., USC

Beta Milestone Release

The beta milestone is officially due on Wednesday. I will be checking them over Spring Break (or this week, if you are done early) so you'll have a couple more days. By Saturday March 5 every group should email/slack me, and Bridgette, the following

  • webapps: publish to the URL in your repo, and let me know that you are ready. Also, tell me the username/passwords I need to login (admin and user, if relevant).
  • mobile/desktop apps: create a GitHub release and upload your binary there.

Meeting Times Have Been Set

I have emailed everyone their meeting times, from my google calendar so check your spam folder. I managed to give every group one of their requested times. Thanks for being flexible!

We do not meet over Spring Break so the every-other-week scheduling is shifted after that week. As always, my calendar is linked from my homepage so, you can double check times there.

Meeting Times Poll

During your first meeting determine which times, from the list below, the group can meet with me.

Each group, please submit the form below to let me know all the times your team can meet, by Friday, January 15 @midnight. Note that it is OK if some in the group have to arrive late/leave early by up to 15 minutes. We will be meeting every-other week.

How to Welcome a New Team Member

New team members will need to start contributing code ASAP, by Feb 1 at the latest. Existing team members should help them get coding. Follow these steps:

  1. New person learns how team communicates (email, slack, IM, snapchat) and gets account, meets with team in-person if possible.
  2. New person gets github and slack accounts.
  3. New person git-clones and builds current team repo on his or her laptop. This will likely require the installation of the IDE the team is using.
  4. Team creates a few simple git-issues and assigns them to the new member.
  5. New person gets familiar with the existing codebase.
  6. New person implements simple issues, commits, and pushes to github.

New people must read over everything in this website. Go over all the Milestones, and Lectures. Make sure you monitor #general in our Slack channel.

This should all be done by February 1. A new member that cannot achieve this will Fail this class.

New Team Member Assigments

We have about 11 people who will be taking 492 before 490. We also have some teams that have lost members. I will start by assigning new people to teams with 3 or fewer members. When/if these fill up I will then assign the remaining new people to teams with 4 people. Below is a list of the teams that have 3 or fewer people right now (as best as I can tell, the list will be updated as people tell me who has not/will not register for 492).

Teams with 4 students, looking for a 5th member:

  1. sscrm. 4th member is Blakeley Hoffman. 5th member is Ross Eaton.
  2. ortho. It is a web application for patient management in an orthopedist practice, using meteor. 4th member is Kevin Silver.
  3. robotCA: It is an Android app for controlling a robot. 4th member is Nahaniel Stone. 5th member is Marcus Stewart.
  4. 5chords: It is an Android app for learning music chords. 4th member is Theodore Stone.
  5. contextual: a meteor webapp for student learning
  6. dcon: a JavaFX desktop app for analyzing/plotting data. 5th member is Nan Li.
  7. diet: an Android app for keeping track of meals
  8. FitLivin: an Android app for keeping track of workouts. 5th member is Parth Choksi. I am awaiting confirmation from team that they only have 4 people this semester.
  9. hygeia: an ASP.NET webapp for keeping track of data from a device that measures human hydration
  10. imentor: an ASP.NET webapp for matching mentors with students. 5th member is Troy Wingert.
  11. pmba: a meteor webapp for keeping track of applicants to the MBA. 5th member is Nandita Karambelkar.
  12. wandrlust: a meteor webapp for travellers. 5th member is Colin Morrell.
  13. HelpMonger: a meteor webapp for connecting people.

If you are new to 492 you can send me an email specifying which team you want to join. I will assign on a first-come-first-serve basis. Keep in mind that I need to add a someone to every team with 3 or less, so all should have either 4 or 5 members. If I don't get enough volunteers for the teams with 3 or fewer then I will just pick randomly from the new people, regardless of their choice.

I will update this page as I assign new people.

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