What is the Cosi JBS? A 10 week summer program at Brandeis University. The program covers concepts, techniques, tools and practices that go into the creation of a web based app.
Who takes this course? The course is offered to undergraduate and graduate students at Brandeis University. This year we had 11 students. The requirements are only that they have taken one year of Computer Science and represents 12 course credits (i.e. 3 courses) towards their degree.
What are those products? A key part of the Cosi JBS is the product incubator. During the very first week of class, the students brainstorm and come up with over 50 product ideas. Some of these are fleshed out and eventually the students selected 4 products to design and build.
What happens to the products now that the course is over? It's up to the students. The course does not require that the students continue development. In years past some products have continued, some have evolved into something new and different.. Watch this space!
How was the course organized?
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Important events that shape the future of our world happen constantly – the Occupy movement, Arab Spring. Most people rely on the large media oligopolies to learn what happened, but
WikiWitness represents an alternative: a centralized repository for first person accounts of important events WikiWitness gives everyone who was actually present a voice and a place to tell their story.
- Notability guidelines will function similar to Wikipedia
- Each important event will have its own page where all the eyewitness accounts are displayed
- Recommendation feature allows users to prioritize compelling content
- Snippet feature allows users to pull most important sentence from an eyewitness account to summarize it for other users
- Features to allow community members to moderate the website and its content
- Attention given to privacy and legal concerns
- Non-profit and open source
Kendall McCarthy email@example.com
Mustapha Isa firstname.lastname@example.org
The Spy Game is an exciting phone-based take on the classic children’s game Hide-and-Seek.
Players use their smartphones as a “spy tool” to track down and capture other players. The game aims to promote physical activity and social interaction on a face-to-face level by setting the game in the real world.
- New and exciting form of mobile game
- Healthy amount of exercise inherent in physical gameplay
- Players are given many options to strategically outplay their opponents
- Users are free to roleplay and contrive their own variations of the game
- Graphics are indistinguishable from reality
Eitan Mosenkis - email@example.com
Ezra Skolnik - firstname.lastname@example.org
Shu Lin Chan - email@example.com
Tom Ma - firstname.lastname@example.org