COS 333 Project Demo Suggestions

Wed Apr 27 07:59:36 EDT 2005

Demos will be on Thursday May 5 in Friend 006 [not the regular classroom!] between 1 and 5:30. Check out your equipment before then to make sure things work.

I will bring my Windows XP SP2 laptop with Office 2000, Internet Explorer 6, Mozilla Firefox 1.0, Java 1.4, and a network connection behind the CS firewall. That's more for backup than something to count on, however; you will almost surely do better to use your own machine. But make sure things work in that room -- don't leave connectivity to the last minute.

No matter what you plan, be able to keep talking even if something breaks.

As to content, the "trade show" metaphor is useful, but you should aim for more than just a glitzy demo. We're really looking for evidence that you accomplished something, that you learned something, and that you can present something clearly. You might think of

You are allotted 30 minutes. Plan on using 25 minutes, to leave time for questions, setup and teardown, and other delays.

Here are some minor suggestions that might help things go smoothly.

Grading criteria include the following: