Another successful Project Showcase is in the books! Every two quarter, Neumont University presents an event for students to show off what they've been working on in a friendly competition. This time, students competed in Gaming, Capstone, and Enterprise Project categories. Staff, faculty, alumni, friends, family, and classmates voted for their favorite projects. The winners are highlighted below.
Students Joshua Stephens, Shawn McCuistion, and Denver Boyer won runner-up in the gaming category for Rogue Bot. They describe the game as "a top-down rogue-like shooter featuring gun and weapons. You play as a rebellious robot who explores randomly generated environments while shooting down hordes of alien robots."
The winners of the gaming category create a game without a title. The working title was developed by Morgan McClure, Joshua Kauer, and Thadius Novak. They describe the game as a top-down, third-person dungeon crawler where player choose between to different play styles to see how far they can get.
Jacob Ouellete was name the runner-up in the Capstone Project category for his project, DA.I. Trader. The website allows users to smartly invest in the stock market without requiring previous knowledge on the part of a user. The neural network analyzes past sock market data to make predictions for the future.
For his coding problem website, NU Code, Tyler Berry was named best Capstone Project. H developed the website specifically for Neumont University students and faculty to use to host coding competitions and to submit and solve problems. You can check out the site here.
For their Enterprise Project with IGT, Neumont University students developed applications for Amazon Echo. The winning team included Edward Latina, Scott Fries, Vincent Malmrose, and Adam Nogowski.
Rachel Strasdin and Emerson Roberts developed a tool for every faculty member at Neumont University to use to store the records of how classes were taught. This historical data is referred to as The Vault. It is provided to all future instructors. The Vault holds information such as course objectives, course assignments and assessments, and details on how each objective was taught and whether or not it was successful.
An Enterprise Project, DubWars was named the favorite of faculty and staff. The Enterprise Project team of Emerson Shaffer and Jacob Meyers developed a music game that combines the mechanics of a top-down shooter with dubstep and electronic music with Mura Interactive. The weapons are synced to the music creating times of intense weapon load outs and calm moments to test survival skills. The game is available for purchase on Steam.
Web design and development student, Kyle Kacprzynski created Mydi MIDI to help pianists compose in real-time. The browser-based app listens to a MIDI keyboard and constructs sheet music from the composition in real-time on an HTML5 Canvas. It also supports editing, metronome, audio playback, and an option to export. The app also has a mobile component for users who can't connect a computer to their piano. The project is available now at www.mydimidi.com.
Congratulations to all of our presenters on a job well done!
If you didn't make it to Project Showcase and would like to get an idea of what the event is like, we suggest checking out our live stream.