These guidelines are for students presenting their work on a project in
6.916 (see http://philip.greenspun.com/teaching/one-term-web.html).
A presentation should be 10 minutes long, plus time for questions and
discussion afterwards. Remember that very few people can effectively
use more than four slides in 10 minutes.
Show both the functional and technical aspects of your project.
By "functional", we mean the Big Picture:
Here's some possible technical topics to cover:
- what basic problem your service is designed to solve
- who will use your service
- in concrete terms, what features will your service provide
to make it compelling for prospective users
- a walkthrough of what you can do now on the site; try to show the
user experience for each class of user (e.g., for arfdigita.org you'd show a consumer's
trip through the site, a animal shelter manager's, and the site
The purpose of this exercise is two-fold: to educate your classmates
about what you're building and to get constructive feedback (a sort of
- interesting/challenging aspects of your data model
- how you're using and/or enhancing the ACS
- any new idea or innovation that you're proud of
- any engineering decision of which you're uncertain
- any outstanding technical problems
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