Lesson Weekend

As you know, you will spend week 5 of this course working on a cumulative capstone project. Last week we began brainstorming project ideas. This week we’ll finalize, sign up, and submit proposals for our capstone projects.

Selecting a Project

Once you’ve decided on a project you will be required to complete two tasks: Sign up for the project on your course’s designated whiteboard, and email a proposal to your instructor.

Whiteboard Signup

Write your name, language or framework, and a one-sentence summary of your project on the designated whiteboard by Monday of week 4.

Project Proposal

Complete the following proposal template and email to your instructor no later than Wednesday of week 4 (early proposals are welcome and encouraged). Make sure to review the homework on Minimum Viable Products before drafting your proposal. Knowledge of MVPs will be required to complete the questions below.

Double-check your work for spelling, typos and punctuation, and use professional language and technical terms as you would in a project proposal completed for a supervisor or manager.

Please also include Capstone Project Proposal: Your First and Last Name in the subject line.


Name of Student:

Name of Project:

Project’s Purpose or Goal: (What will it do for users?)

List the absolute minimum features the project requires to meet this purpose or goal:

What tools, frameworks, libraries, APIs, modules and/or other resources (whatever is specific to your track, and your language) will you use to create this MVP? List them all here. Be specific.

If you finish developing the minimum viable product (MVP) with time to spare, what will you work on next? Describe these features here: Be specific.

What additional tools, frameworks, libraries, APIs, or other resources will these additional features require?

Is there anything else you’d like your instructor to know?