Professor Richard Leineker Reviews
Prof: Richard Leineker / Spring 2022
May 1, 2022
This is the part where you finish your project from sr design 1. This is also the part where your social loafers either show up or get much worse. Code/build your project, loosely based on the design document from sr design 1. Realistically, you'll probably just ignore the proposed design document entirely outside of vaguely considering its UI and remembering what your requirements are. This is 99% of the class. Did you test your project? If you did not, you have made a mistake - it's part of the evaluation. Test your project, somehow. Get evaluated on your project throughout the class. Have a critical design review where you present what you've done so far and your plan for more. You had better have something actually done to show at this. Have a professor demo where you show the same...read more
Build a project and present it to a committee. Graduate if you did work. There's a video presentation at some point.
OK, but is one of those "butts in seats" corporate types. Doesn't answer questions, ask the other guy.
Start early. Set consistent weekly tasks/deadlines and document these. Not for you, but for the peer evaluation later where you point out loafers. If someone isn't working, YOU need to either force them to or take their tasks. The professors and sponsors won't actually help you if there are loafers, they'll just claim they will and then expect you as a group to conflict resolution it out while they give the loafer essentially the entire semester to "straighten out". Your group members won't want to step up either. You're gonna have to be a big boy. Nail all your requirements, then bother with the stretch goals. Demo to your sponsor what everyone did every week. If someone's stuff isn't working, they can explain to the sponsor and the group why. Peer pressure. If their explanation is no...read more
Prof: Richard Leineker / Fall 2021
May 1, 2022
You get to pick a project and then work at it for 2 semesters. You can propose your own or join one of the various proposed projects. There's around 50-70 projects so plenty to pick from. You can get put with a friend or two if you simp hard enough for them in the project picking document. After you pick a project, your entire life become writing a document thats 30 pages per person. It's honestly a lot of fluff and some actual design. For example, for 7/8 groups I spoke to, there's a part of the document that's just "we thought about doing x y z and then we decided not to for i j k reason haha". The document isn't bad, it's just a lot, so you should set page goals each week. You're also expected to actually start your project. This is the hard part. The writing burns people out and then...read more
Choose a project to do for 2 semesters, make a design document for that project, and start the initial parts of the project. Random lectures on ethics and grad school.
OK, doesn't really answer questions. Ask the other guy.
Pick an easy project. Do NOT pick a competition. Do NOT pick something interdisciplinary unless YOU are interdisciplinary, as you will ALMOST DEFINITELY have social loafers and you do NOT want that to be the guy doing stuff you don't know how to do. Don't bother picking something because it's interesting - pick something you know you will be able to do. Make your priority graduating without tearing all your hair out. Set realistic requirements that you know you can achieve and slap everything else in stretch goals. The stretch goals will probably get done, but all you care about is graduating. So make sure the requirements are 100% no doubt doable. Get started early and have consistent deadline with documentation of weekly tasks. This isn't to help you, it's to help you point out the in...read more