Assignments, Deliverables, Distribution of Grades

There are a number of assignments that make up your final grade, the weights are listed below:

AssignmentDescriptionWeightSubmission LocationDue Date
Assignment 1A1 - Team Introduction, Team Setup2%repoSeptember 19, 2022
Assignment 2A2 - Team Exploration - Diversity and Inclusion8%repoSeptember 26, 2022
Assignment 3A3 - Tech Choices, Architecture Diagram, Roadmap8%repoOctober 13, 2022
Assignment 4A4 - UX Research w/Prototype, Roadmap Updates8%repoOctober 27, 2022
Assignment 5A5 - Dev Env, Test Infrastructure, & Production Setup8%repoNovember 07, 2022
Assignment 6A6 - Class Demos6%classMultiple Due Dates
SoftwareSoftware40%repoDecember 08, 2022
Participation, Teamwork, and CommunicationParticipation, Teamwork, and Communication20%N/AMultiple Due Dates
Bonus Assignment (Bonus)Bonus Assignment2%Dev.ToDecember 01, 2022
 Total100% (+2%)  

Important Notes

Why are the grades weighted like this?

The whole point of this course is to write software. We aren’t building an algorithm or standalone data structure - and leetcode is pretty useless in real day-to-day software development (sorry “cracking the coding interview”). To reflect this, the majority of your grade is reflected in your software deliverable.

Software, however, is not just made up of the code you throw into some files. It takes a team, infrastructure, and product work to build up something that works well. To reflect this, the other half of your grade is made up of various topics like team building, technology choices, infrastructure, and roadmapping. If you do not do well on this part, you will have a hard time truly succeeding in delivering a good software product.