Computer Science Software Showcase

by Scotty Smith on December 4, 2014

Students Present their programs at the Software Showcase

Students Present their programs at the Software Showcase

In continuing with the tradition started just last year, the Computer Science department held a showcase for students in the introductory Computer Science and Mobile App INQ courses to show the software they created this semester to a wider audience.

The computer science students were allowed to choose their final projects, and were required to submit proposals for their final projects. The proposed projects ranged from practical applications (such as a Todo List program) to video games (both graphical and text based). These projects were written in the python programming language, which can run in any of the common operating systems on the market today.

The mobile app students were also allowed to choose their final projects, but with the restriction that their applications must be to the benefit of the Roanoke College community. These students wrote their projects using TouchDevelop, which is used for development of mobile apps. These projects ranged from apps to display upcoming sporting events to applications for finding parties on the weekend.

The event seemed to be a great success. Students had fun interacting with each others programs, and a handful of other members of the Roanoke College community also joined in on the fun. We look forward to holding meetings like this more in the future, and hope you might take a moment to join in next year.