SE+CS Capstone Projects, Manual Index
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Projects that came to Symposium Day with many users. It takes a lot of effort to build a user base. It also requires having software that works early on, and adding features as you go.
Detailed report: https://ecesvn.uwaterloo.ca/courses/se_capstone/handbook/abstracts/indices/user-traction-HCW2021.pdf
- 2019 Hive/SyncUp
- peer-mentoring match-up
- partnered with EngSoc
- 2017 Dynalist.io
- An app+website for shared, hierarchical lists.
- Successful startup that is now the fulltime career of several of the founders.
- 2016 Kaze/LoLPredict
- League of Legends analysis tool
- 8K total users
- 200K total requests served
- 2016 Snugly
- consulting project (student-founded consulting firm)
- 2014 RedCoconut/UWFlow
- Made extensive user recruiting efforts, in partnership with students from outside class.
- Now used by almost all UW students.
- Continues to be maintained by SE Society.
- 2013 MyTopFans
- A Facebook app/plugin that ranks your friends profiles by how much they interact with your profile.
- Already had thousands of users before FYDP began.
- A smart pillbox that tracks if the patient is taking their medication and communicates with family members.
- Won an Esch Award for entrepreneurship.
- Medical clinic waiting list app.
- Did a good job reaching out to clinic owners initially.
- app for teaching medical school students
- in collaboration with doctors at Harvard Medical School
- app for patients to track their chemotherapy experience
- in collaboration with UW School of Pharmacy
- chatbot for automated referrals
- in collaboration with the SHORE Centre in KW
Data synchronization/transfer between machines is a common technical concern, and has even been the primary technical focus of several projects.
- Jellyfish 2021
- Raven Lich 2020 (Habitica)
- Lightly 2018 (Tandem)
- Dynalist 2017
- Speculative Execution 2017
- HiveMind 2013
- Collin Fair's SE499 Project
These have interesting algorithms that you can study.