With the deadline just one week away, the 525 students enrolled in Computer Science 50 are scrambling to complete their final projects.
As they attempt to create websites, Facebook applications, Blackberry and Android games, and other technological projects, many students are experiencing challenges. "I know what I want to do. Now how do I do it?" asked Heather V. Hawkes '13. She added, however, that the feeling of getting it right at last is "incredibly fulfilling."
In the past, several CS50 final projects—such as I Saw You Harvard and CS50 Lecturer David J. Malan '99's own final project Shuttleboy—have become campus mainstays. Current students say they hope to replicate this success.
Amelia Q. Friedman '14 is working on a website called "Harvard Groups," which will feature reviews of various student groups' comp processes. "I just thought it would be nice if freshmen could get an honest representation of different comps," she said.
On Ian S. Anderson '14's site, students will find a list of concerts in the Boston area. "I always hear about these concerts after they happen," he explained, adding that he hopes to help other students avoid missing shows.
Nancy Chen '13 is making a map compiling the best campus spots to study, hang out, and nap. Her favorite nap spot? "Cabot Library," she said.
We’ll be revisiting these and other projects later in this series. Stay tuned for our coverage of the CS50 Hackathon tonight and the CS50 Fair on Dec. 10!
Photo by Amanda J. Guzman/The Harvard Crimson.
This post has been revised to reflect the following correction:
CORRECTION: An earlier version of the Dec. 2 blog post "CS50 Final Project Rush" incorrectly stated the domain name that Heather V. Hawkes ’13 is working on for CS50. In fact, Hawkes has not yet published to the Internet.