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Team Projects

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To enter a discussion with other students about potential team projects, click on the comments button above.  This will open a discussion window associated with this page.   When you have settled on a project team, please edit this page to indicate team members and project topic. 


Project Team Pages


Simple Solutions (Five Star and Simple Solutions have merged)


Foreign Connection


Yellow Jeopardy 


Digital Demons



Jan 20 Deliverables

Feb 17 Deliverables


List of Team Projects

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Make sure to click the save icon in upper left of spreadsheet.  Please don't alter anyone else's project.



Please make project suggestions early and often using the comments button.  I have one project I am adding to the pool.  Students are adding and dropping the course through about January 11, so it will be tough to get solid teams in place before then.


Team Project Information


Your project must be one where you will develop, assemble, or configure a collaborative environment to solve a real world virtual collaboration problem.   While your solution should be appropriate and fitting for the problem you surface, you may mine for problems that suggest a development solution (there are many open source collaboration platforms to build on), or an assembly/configuration solution where existing opensource, Web2.0, or MS/IBM/Mac collaboration software is employed.   This is a long way around to saying: coding is optional.


As you pick teams, think about whether you want to focus on learning Web2.0, opensource, Microsoft, IBM/Lotus, or another environment.   If you are a coding monster, Ruby on Rails, Google API, Facebook API, MS Live API are all environments you might want to explore.  If you are not a coding monster, there is still plenty you can do.


Personally, I find the open source CMS world to be fascinating – and well worth learning.  It is my hope that we have some projects in Joomla or Drupal.


Projects in the end will likely have four parts to them:

  1. Problem statement
  2. Solution
  3. Business case
  4. Implementation issues/advisories


Each team will have a minimum of four students on it:  2 in class and 2 DL.  Teams may have a maximum of six students (I reserve right to make exceptions to fit everyone on a team.)   If students drop, remaining students will complete the project.   Teams will be formed by Jan 13 (End of Day). 

Comments (27)

Anonymous said

at 5:11 pm on Jan 21, 2008

Fabrizio---Would you like to join our team? You are more than welcome to

Anonymous said

at 6:52 pm on Jan 15, 2008

Hello everyone, I'm looking to join any team who has room. I'm an in class student. OR if there is anyone else without a team and would like to work together on a project, please let me know. Thanks.

Anonymous said

at 4:46 pm on Jan 15, 2008

Brina, I'd be interested in that project. I'll sign up for it, and shoot you a message for further details. Thanks!

Anonymous said

at 10:01 pm on Jan 14, 2008

Anyone interested in joining me to work on the European Student Exchange Program Project offered by Professor Mittleman? I would need one more in-class member and 2 DL members. Please sign up ASAP if you're interested as we need to schedule an appointment with Prof. Mittleman.
Feel free to email me if you've questions. Thanks!

Anonymous said

at 10:57 am on Jan 14, 2008


I'd be interested in joining up with you on the project. Send me an e-mail and we can discuss further.

Jefferey (DL student...but in Chicagoland area)

Anonymous said

at 6:46 pm on Jan 12, 2008

Nishtha, I have moved my name with you, although I am a DL student as well. Any In class student interested in joining us?

Anonymous said

at 2:13 am on Jan 12, 2008

I have created a team project to work on Steans project. I am looking for team members. Any takers?

Anonymous said

at 12:16 am on Jan 11, 2008

ADA – Volunteer Mgt System:
Stake holders / or key players:
Committee on Local Arrangements (CLA)
This committee is composed of volunteer leaders (predominantly in the same geographic location) and it is made up of a chair and 6 co-chairs who are divided in to 3 sub-committees (Hospitality, Registration, and Programs).
The volunteer leadership is usually 100% based on the state where the meeting is going to take place.
For 2008 the leadership will be in Texas. (San Antonio, Houston, and Austin primarily)
American Dental Association Staff (ADA Staff)
There is one individual who is primarily responsible for facilitating the activities related to the CLA volunteer efforts
Based out of Chicago, Illinois.
Local Dental Society (Local Staff)
1 to 2 individuals who work for the local dental society and who help the ADA Staff and the CLA with their activities
This group is always in the state where the meeting is going to take place.
For 2008 the Local Staff will be in Austin, Texas
These are 90% local individuals who will be attending the meeting and also taking on some volunteer assignments.
The GSS will allow the parties recruit, track, assign, train and deploy the volunteers.
These activities are repeated every year; however the only constant is the ADA Staff, the other stake holders change based on the city and state where the Annual Session is taking place.
Things that have an effect on this collaboration:
-Geographic Locations
-Local organizations collaboration
-Marketing efforts
-Learning curve (technology wise) of the local staff and the volunteer leadership
-Politics (small influence yet still there).
-Registration system (outsourced to 3rd party)
-Association policy (who can and can not volunteer)

There are more specifics to this project but this is a quick overview.
Please let me know if you have any questions and/or are interested.

Anonymous said

at 12:15 am on Jan 11, 2008

Hi at the end of class today I brought up a project to Prof. Mittleman:
ADA – Volunteer Mgt System:
I am posting the info/overview in two comments because of the 2000 char limit of the comments field. It is a bit hard to read, I tried but I was not able to tweak it around to make it more readable.
The American Dental Association holds an annual meeting (called the Annual Session) among other things, to provide continued education to its members, showcase the latest procedures and tools in dentistry, and to provide a venue for its members to network. The average size of this meeting is about 35k attendees. In order to provide assistance to the attendees with registration, hospitality, and educational programs, the association recruits over 500 volunteers each year, who assist in the 4 day long meeting. The meeting is held at a different location every year.
The association has staff (paid by the association) as well as volunteer leadership who help recruit, track, assign, train and deploy the volunteers.

Anonymous said

at 8:08 pm on Jan 10, 2008

I'm looking for a project too,,,, I can get my hands on several IT resources as needed

Anonymous said

at 8:05 pm on Jan 10, 2008

Rick, I work in the health care industry as a senior network engineer (READ: absolutely no programming skills), and served on our HIPAA compliance council. I'd be interested in learning more about the project idea.

Let me know.

Anonymous said

at 7:48 pm on Jan 10, 2008

Rick, can I join the team? I am not sure how far along the team is.

Anonymous said

at 6:48 pm on Jan 9, 2008

What is the plan for the Voo2Do project?

Anonymous said

at 9:58 pm on Jan 7, 2008

Rick, what is it you are thinking of doing with Healthstream for your project?

Anonymous said

at 9:01 pm on Jan 7, 2008

Rick I am willing to work on the healthstream project but I am not a developer either. Let me know

Anonymous said

at 6:40 pm on Jan 7, 2008

I have a colaboration software called Healthstream which is used in the healthcare area. It is used for compliance purposes. Let me know if anyone is intersted.

Other than that The Steans Project is good for me, however I am not a software developer

Anonymous said

at 2:43 pm on Jan 7, 2008

We can have two teams work in parallel on the Steans project if there is significant interest in it.

Anonymous said

at 10:58 pm on Jan 4, 2008

I don't have a project idea, but I'm open and willing to work with anyone that has an idea. - Kathy

Anonymous said

at 9:23 pm on Jan 3, 2008

i would like to be a part of the team.

Anonymous said

at 8:00 pm on Jan 3, 2008

I'd like to be part of the Stearns Center Project. - John H.

Anonymous said

at 7:59 pm on Jan 3, 2008

Yes, I am interested

Anonymous said

at 7:55 pm on Jan 3, 2008

yeah that's fine with me

Anonymous said

at 7:54 pm on Jan 3, 2008

I guess Lizette and Tamara will be joining me on this project. Thanks guys :)

Anonymous said

at 2:22 pm on Jan 3, 2008

Alia Sheikh --- I am interested in learning more about the Zoho Polls and or Voo2Do applications. Anyone else also interested in this?

Anonymous said

at 1:20 pm on Jan 3, 2008

I would also like to be a part of the project Stearns project.

Anonymous said

at 8:44 am on Jan 3, 2008

I would like to be a part of this Project. Look forward to learning more detail about it.

Pam Williams

Anonymous said

at 4:59 pm on Dec 31, 2007

I have one project idea I am adding to the pool. The Steans Center (Center that coordinates community action projects undertaken by DePaul classes) needs a collaborative environment to support activities among their in-house staff, their clients (community service orgs), and DePaul instructors.

It would be a great thing if we could build/find them an environment in which to do this work. I envision this being a CMS (like Joomla or Drupal) solution using some collaboration extensions. It is a great project for a team that wants to do community service AND wants to learn how to configure a site in Joomla or Drupal.

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