Week 9

This week we will begin to think about final projects. You are to have your final project pre-proposal written up and printed out (or handwritten) for class on Tuesday, April 5. We will be commenting on each other’s ideas, so make sure your proposal is legible.

I’m posting the recent CS50 Fair video, which is where student at Harvard show off their final projects, to help you come up with ideas. Keep in mind at Harvard they have a huge staff to help teach and advise students on technologies they need to use, so many of these may be more advanced than projects we can here this year.

The video is also extremely long, so I’ve posted it, not for you to watch the entire thing, but to watch snippets if you are stuck wondering what to do, or what is possible.

We had a great call with Kasey Champion of Microsoft on Monday. She answered a wide variety of questions on everything from what day to day life of a software engineer looks like, what type of classes to take in college to get a job at a company like Microsoft, Google, or Facebook, and how much money she made in her first year at Microsoft. If you want to follow up with her directly, you can email her at Kaseyc@exchange.microsoft.com.

 

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