Software engineering students develop projects for local companies and nonprofits

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A. Sue Weisler

A free and open Software Engineering Project Day will be held 11:45 a.m.“1:45 p.m. April 26 in the first floor East corridor of Golisano Hall.

Over the past two quarters, software engineering seniors at RIT have been solving real-world software issues for customers as part of their Senior Project capstone course.

This year, teams of four to five students worked with local companies and nonprofit organizations, including Paychex Inc., Bike New York and Harris RF Communications, to develop proposals from the businesses.

“Students carry the project from inception through an entire software development lifecycle,” says Jim Vallino, professor and chair of the Department of Software Engineering. “The end result is a functional software tool ready for use by the organization.”

A free and open Project Day will be held 11:45 a.m.–1:45 p.m. today in the first floor East corridor of Golisano Hall. Students will demonstrate the 12 projects and software prototypes. Thirty-minute project presentations will also be given 4–6 p.m. May 2, 7, and 9 in the Golisano Hall auditorium. A schedule will be posted soon.

Projects and sponsors include:

  • Amazon EC2 Spot Instance Integration with Open Source Distributed Computing Software, sponsored by Amazon Web Services
  • Crowd- Sourced Traffic Flow Analysis, sponsored by Bike New York
  • User Interface and Framework for Active Product Monitoring, sponsored by Garlock Sealing Technologies
  • New and Effective Pre-Hospital Care Medical Record Mobile Application, sponsored by Genesee Valley Region/Hunt Hollow Ski Patrol
  • Android Tactical Network, sponsored by Harris RF Communications
  • Gamified Facilitation System, sponsored by MITRE Corporation
  • Out of Office and Personal Time Off calendar application, sponsored by Paychex Inc.
  • RIT Theater Management System, sponsored by RIT School of Film and Animation
  • Web-based Status Dashboards, sponsored by RIT Information & Technology Services
Evaluation System v2.1, sponsored by RIT Office of Cooperative Education and Career Services
  • ASKSG Overlay and Community Analysis, sponsored by RIT Student Government
  • Reconnaissance Mission Debrief System, sponsored by United Technologies Aerospace Systems

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