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Mobile Applications and Game Development
At a Glance
- Professor Tim Hickey
- Adjunct Faculty Pito Salas
- Summer 2011, eight weeks (May 31 - July 22)
- 12 credits
- Optional Extended JBS Program, summer and fall
(May 31 - Dec. 21, 2011)
- 20 credits
Engage in the theory and practice of developing mobile applications in this "start-up" style computer science program. Team up in small groups to produce high-quality software products with a focus on mobile game design.
Students will develop applications using Android/Eclipse following a Model/View/Controller paradigm. They will use the latest tools and techniques for developing software in groups including agile programming techniques (pivotal tracker), source code control (git), and modern IDEs (eclipse with plugins).
Each week students and faculty will partake in a combination of computer lab work, lectures, discussions, student presentations, lunch meetings, and guest lectures. In the first week of the summer, students will collaborate with the instructors to sketch out their goals and plan for the incubator project, in which students will work in small groups to design, develop, deploy and analyze a sophisticated suite of mobile applications. Students can propose a project on any suite of mobile applications that work together for a common purpose. The possibilities are endless and students have the real chance to create something innovative.
At the end of the summer, the students will demonstrate their applications in a public presentation open to the Brandeis community. In addition to developing a deep understanding of mobile game development, students will gain practice in oral and written presentation of their ideas, and in building software in small groups.
Students interested in further applying what they've learned, should consider the optional Fall Extension that includes a 13-week full-time internship (COSI 89aj/293aj) and an independent study course (COSI 98aj/210aj).