Assignment 16: Final Presentation
During the final exam period (Saturday, December 4, 12–3pm).
I will randomly order the teams, and all will present during the 3 hour period.
Show others how your project ended up, and get practice presenting. For better or worse, it’s usually not enough to know something or to have done something; you have to also be able to talk about it and show people.
Prepare an 7-minute max presentation with the following outline:
- Project overview - What problem is your project solving? Who are the users?
- Architecture - Show us your architecture diagram and tell us what language(s), tools, and frameworks you’re using.
- Lessons learned - What will you do differently on your next collaborative software project?
- Demo - Show off your work! Walk us through how a user will use it.
Each team member should participate in both the preparation and delivery of the presentation.
Rehearse as a team to get the timing right. As little as 4 minutes is fine, but try not to go over the 7-minute mark. (We’re trying to get through 26 teams in 3 hours, including swap time.) When I give talks, I sometimes rehearse more than 10 times to really get it down. Not that you have to do that, but it can make the difference between a decent presentation and a great one, if you’re feeling ambitious.