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DPS911 Course Outline

Course Code: DPS911
Course Name: Open Source Project
Offered Date: Fall - 2017 | Other versions
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Course Description:
This course builds on the skills and knowledge developed in OSD600 by having the student take a partially developed open source project to completion. The student must have an open source project in progress, along with a faculty mentor and coordinator approval, in order to enroll. The student will learn what is necessary to take a working program and polish, refactor, and improve it on the way to making 1.0 product release.
Credit Status: 1 credit in the BSD program.
Prerequisite: DPS909
Mode of Instruction: Weekly demos and meetings with faculty. Students are also expected to participate using on-line collaboration tools. Each student is expected to spend 100-120 hours on this course over a semester.
Learning Outcomes:
  •     Work on a real world software project
  •     Complete an existing alpha stage project and release a piece of production quality software
  •     Solve implementation problems by working with existing open source technical documentation and existing code
  •     Work in a self-directed manner to plan and complete a major open source programming project
  •     Create and post project planning and implementation information using on-line communication tools, for example: blogs, wikis
  •     Develop and release software on a regular schedule
  •     Use feedback gathered from school and community members to improve software
  •     Create appropriate technical and introductory documentation for a software product
  •     Devise and implement a QA and testing strategy in order to insure the quality of the software being produced
  •     Apply the concepts, techniques and principles acquired in previous programming and open source courses to the programming of a open source project
  •     Work within a community open source context, which means leveraging globally distributed tools and communication practices in order to include feedback in the development process
  •     Participate in regular group meetings to review progress on the project
  •     Create and give project demos, showing how the software works and where it is going in future releases
Employability Skills:
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.|Execute mathematical operations accurately.|Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.|Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.|Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.|Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.|Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.|Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.|
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Promotion Policy:
To obtain a credit in this subject, a student must:
  •     Satisfactorily complete all assignments
  •     Pass the weighted average of all assessments
Grading Policy
A+90%  to  100%
A80%  to  89%
B+75%  to  79%
B70%  to  74%
C+65%  to  69%
C60%  to  64%
D+55%  to  59%
D50%  to  54%
F0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
OR
EXCExcellent
SATSatisfactory
UNSATUnsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.


Evaluation:
Bi-weekly Project Releases 70%
Project Demos 15%
Final Report 15%
Approved By:
Mary-Lynn Manton
Cheating and Plagiarism:
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.
Discrimination and Harassment:
All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.
Accomodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.