Projects DayAcademy of Computer Science and Software Engineering
9 November 2016
10:00 – 16:00
This year the Academy of Computer Science and Software Engineering from the University of Johannesburg will be hosting its milestone 30th annual Projects Day!
For the past 29 years, Projects Day has served as an opportunity for our undergraduate students to demonstrate their final year projects.
These projects are developed using the principles of software engineering, the latest software tools and in collaboration with industry project sponsors. In addition to the final year projects, Projects Day will also host a selection of Honours, Masters and PhD research students’ projects.
The event features a day of exhibition where students showcase the business and research projects they completed throughout the year. Projects are seen not only by industry partners, but evaluated by a wide variety of judges from industry and academia. The exhibition and judging is followed by an evening prize giving event, the Academy Awards, where we present awards to the Top Achievers from the year, as well the winning projects and research from the day.
Projects Day is also used as preparation for our students to participate in international competitions such as the Microsoft Imagine Cup.
In 2015 Rhyno Heydenrych developed a system for Voice Stress Analysis. He took audio recordings and performed an analysis based on the frequency and pitch to determine whether the speaker is lying or speaking the truth.
Not only did Rhyno represent the Academy at the local Microsoft Imagine Cup, he also represented South Africa at the world semi-finals of the competition.
Also in 2015 Team Kriterion developed Eprok, a system that offers a way to streamline the tender procurement system, improve communication between contractors and the Government and provide project owners a more informative and definitive basis for making decisions on who to award a tender to.
The team represented the Academy at the local and world semi-finals for the Microsoft Imagine Cup in the "World Citizenship" category
In 2014 Team Dynamic Overload developed a system called Hexafit which is an interactive and immersive physical development system, breaking the boundaries via the gamification of personal fitnes
The team also represented the Academy at the local Microsoft Imagine Cup, and represented South Africa at the world semi-finals of the competition.
Many more milestones have been achieved in our 30 years.