As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I'm teaching the second course in our two-course sequence on software engineering next term (i.e., in three and a half weeks). The goal of the course is to teach students how to deal with large pre-existing code bases; my first thought was to have each team go spelunking in a different open source project, but (a) I haven't been able to find enough that meet my criteria, and (b) marking would be very difficult. I'm therefore looking at:
I was hoping to find something that would tie in to this term's Open Government projects with the City of Toronto (it seems a shame to lose the momentum), but I haven't found anything yet that doesn't require more web programming background than it's fair to assume---roughly 1/3 of the students in the course haven't done CSC309 (our web programming course), and while many are taking it concurrently with CSC302, it wouldn't make for a level playing field.
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