Conestoga news

May 3, 2013 3:25 PM

Students present innovative software solutions

Students in the School of Engineering and Information Technology presented their capstone projects to judges as part of the 2013 SET Project Day on April 18.

Designed as a forum for Software Engineering Technology students to present their projects for judges, the event requires students to take on a variety of roles including programmer, entrepreneur and presenter.

Russell Foubert, an instructor in the Software Engineering Technology program says that students work for months on these projects and use a variety of skills.

"These students have worked four to eight months in order to bring a vision to light," he said. "This vision is how to solve a complex problem using all the skills they have acquired through the Software Engineering Technology program."

Judges listened to the ten-minute presentations before asking students follow-up questions. Much of the event was streamed live over the internet and audience members were encouraged to interact with the students before and after the presentations.

For Gerry Morkerken, a student in the program, being able to present the idea for his Home Folder project with his classmates was gratifying.

"This program has been super challenging, and for me, that's great," he said. "It requires lots of technical background, but once you're into it, it's a lot of fun and it's nice that people recognize the amount of work that goes into this."

For more information on the 2013 SET Project day, click here.