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W1: Introductions and Initial Status Report

Part A: Introductions

Welcome to your week one discussion forum! For the first part of your response, please
introduce yourself to your fellow students and share any work/professional background
or personal interests that might be applicable to this class. What drew you to pursue
computer science, and how do you hope to use your degree in the future?

Part B: Weekly Status Report Update

Even though you are barely beginning your capstone project and this weeks
deliverables, you still have an opportunity to familiarize yourself with your status report
template and what elements will need to be updated each week. If you have not yet
read through your Weekly Discussion Forum Instructions document, do so now! The
templates you will need to complete each weeks forum as well as expectations are
included in that document

For week 1, you will only need to complete the following elements of your status update:

Project Name
Date
Developer Name
Project Summary
Objectives for Next Week
Projects Risks and Issues
Important Message: this is just a preview of the week one discussion. The
real discussion will be available for you to post the first day of class.

Week 2-8 Discussion Questions

Week 2

Complete and upload your Week 2 Discussion Template. In addition to your status
report, please also provide (these can be rough, clear hand drawings or digital
sketches)

Rough Data Flow Diagram


Rough Screen Designs
Rough User Input

Week 3
Complete and upload your Week 3 Status Report Discussion Template. In addition to
your status report, provide 2-3 screenshots of your program as it runs (even if the
program is not complete or debugged. If youre running into specific challenges or even
roadblocks, please include screenshots of those as well. Its possible one of your
classmates can help you out!

Week 4
Complete and upload your Week 4 Status Report Discussion Template. In addition to
your status report, provide 2-3 screenshots of your program as it runs (even if the
program is not complete or debugged. If youre running into specific challenges or even
roadblocks, please include screenshots of those as well. Its possible one of your
classmates can help you out!

Week 5

Complete and upload your Week 5 Status Report Discussion Template. In addition to
your status report, provide 2-3 screenshots of your program as it runs (even if the
program is not complete or debugged. If youre running into specific challenges or even
roadblocks, please include screenshots of those as well. Its possible one of your
classmates can help you out!

Week 6
Complete and upload your Week 6 Status Report Discussion Template. In addition to
your status report, provide 2-3 screenshots of your program/project being tested. Please
also attach debugging or validation logs, unit tests, security scans, etc. as applicable.
Week 7

Complete and upload your Week 7 Status Report Discussion Template. In addition to
your status report, provide 2-3 screenshots of your program/project running with the
revisions youve made as well as being retested. Include relevant test logs, scan
reports, etc.
Week 8
Part A: Complete your final status report discussion forum template and attach. Since
this is the final week of your project, you will not need to create goals for next week!

Part B: Write a brief lessons learned statement about your experience developing
your capstone project. If you knew eight weeks ago what you know now, would you
have chosen a different topic? Is there anything else you would have done differently?
What was the most rewarding part of this project for you? What was the most
challenging? Will you be able to use your project in a real-world setting? If yes, how
so? If not, what would you have to do to make your final deliverable useful for end
users or other developers?