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Capstone Symposium showcases Camosun student tech talent
June 5, 2013
9am-3:30pm, Wednesday June 19, 2013
Pacific Forestry Centre, 506 West Burnside Rd, Victoria
- a mobile app that controls the lights, heat and electronic blinds in your home
- an aerial drone that picks up and drops objects, avoiding collision using GPS navigation
- a new web portal for the Lkwungen Nation
- a remote automated weather station
- a personal athletic data logger that records your heart rate during your workout
These are just a few of the projects on display at the Capstone Symposium scheduled for 9am-3:30pm, Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at the Pacific Forestry Centre, 506 West Burnside Road, Victoria, BC. Organized by the graduating students, Capstone is the last stage before graduation from two diploma programs: Computer Systems Technology and Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology – Renewable Energy.
"Making a real-world connection is a valuable aspect of Capstone," says Saryta Schaerer, program chair for Camosun's computer science department. "Each Computer Systems Technology team has a sponsor who is depending on these students to create a functional solution that can be applied to some aspect of their organization."
Two guest speakers have been invited: Darren Beckwith, Product Designer and Senior Firmware Lead at Carmanah Technologies will start things off at 9:30am and George Walker, Software Manager from Reliable Controls will be first up after lunch at 12:30pm. Student teams will each give 15-minute presentations from 10am-noon and 1-3:30pm.
Project descriptions follow.
More details online at capstone.camosun.bc.ca
Saryta Schaerer, M.Sc.
Program Chair, Computer Science
Capstone Symposium Project Descriptions
Computer Systems Technology
A business intelligence dashboard for creating, updating and viewing business data
Sponsor: BC Oil and Gas Commission
The Portal People
The Lkwungen Community Portal is a website for community members of the Songhees Nation
Sponsor: Songhees Nation
Community website for getting informed about local politics
Sponsor: Saanich Youth Council
Off by 1's
Business process management and Excel validation tools for fish and fish habitat data
Sponsor: Ministry of Environment
Android application to allow users to remotely monitor and control indoor environment settings (e.g. light level, thermostat, etc.) from a mobile device
Sponsor: Reliable Controls Corporation
An online prototype system for managing Camosun College's Curriculum approvals process
Sponsor: VP Academic / Camosun College
YikeSite Capstone Team
A web application to allow any user, regardless of technical knowledge, to build a great looking website in a simple, intuitive interface
Sponsor: Animikii Inc.
A website to collect forestry genetics information for the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization
Sponsor: Canadian Forest Service
An updated wiki framework that uses incentives to encourage users to contribute high-quality content
Sponsor: Crowd Content
One Man Army
A database module for tracking umpire statistics for Rowing Canada Aviron
Sponsor: Rowing Canada Aviron
Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology – Renewable Resources
The Brave New Waves software radio replaces traditional radio hardware with software running on a computer
An aerial drone capable of avoiding its surroundings, navigating using GPS, picking and dropping objects, and providing video feedback using an on-board Linux server
A remote automated weather station capable of reading in many sensors and then logging the data to be viewed later
Team Iron Man
A personal athletic data logger that records the user's heart rate and GPS positional data in order to derive further information about the user's workout
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