Module 4 Final Presentation Requirements

Purpose

  • Acknowledging Progress: Final presentations give students the opportunity to understand their own progress in pursuit of their career as a software developer.
  • Practicing Narrative: Final presentations push students to articulate their narrative of their technical and professional journey.
  • Direct Feedback: Final presentation feedback allows students to receive a summative perspective of their performance, including threads of successes and areas of growth.

Structure

  • Student-directed presentation (~10-15 minutes)
  • Instructor feedback (~5 minutes)

Format

Each student will deliver a slide presentation in front of your instructors. The presentation will include the following sections:

  • Reflections on the questions outlined below
  • A summary of your technical roadmap to be carried out in the 6 weeks post mod 4
  • A detailed schedule of the first week.

The presentation should not be a series of slides that directly answers each of these questions with bullet points, but instead should:

  • Follow a narrative format – this is an opportunity to fine tune your story and how you speak about your work. Slides should flow naturally from one to the next.
  • Include images and graphics to illustrate the concepts you plan to discuss. These may include screenshots/animated gifs of an application you created, snippets of code from your projects, diagrams of interesting concepts/structures that you used in your project(s).

Technical Roadmap

Here is a link to the Technical Roadmap template. Make a copy of the document and fill in the template.

Reflection Questions

If you will continue the job hunt:

  1. Why should I hire you? Your answer should reference the following:
    • Your strengths and how those have been utilized successfully in group/team settings.
    • Technical accomplishments (school projects, side projects, freelance and volunteer work etc.)
    • Examples of successfully utilizing agile processes and git workflows and reflections on how they have benefitted you and your teams.
    • The specific actions you can/will take based on your identity and experiences to help your future workplace be more inclusive of all people.
  2. Describe the person you want to become? Please reference the following in your answer:
    • What type of knowledge does this person posses?
    • What habits does this person have?
    • What processes does this person employ?
  3. Present your plan for continuing to develop these habits, processes, and knowledge as you continue your job search or other plans. Please reference the following in your answer:
    • What daily and/or weekly rituals will you adopt?
    • What are some processes and habits you will utilize? How you will evaluate and refine them.
    • Present your technical roadmap
    • Present your first week’s schedule for Mod 5.

If you are graduating with a job or have other plans after graduation:

  1. What makes you a valuable member of your new team? Please reference the following in your answer:
    • your strengths and how those have been utilized successfully in group/team settings.
    • The specific actions you can/will take based on your identity and experiences to help your future workplace be more inclusive of all people.
  2. Describe the person you want to become?
    • What type of knowledge does this person posses?
    • What habits does this person have?
    • What processes does this person employ?
  3. What steps have you taken in your time at Turing to become that person?
    • Highlight some of the knowledge, processes, and habits you have developed and use specific examples to demonstrate your growth in these areas over time.
  4. How will you continue to work toward developing these habits, processes, and knowledge as you begin your first job after Turing?
    • Reflecting on how you learn best at Turing, What are some processes and habits you will take from this experience to utilize on your new job?
    • What are some ways that you can make a positive impact on your team as a junior dev?
  5. What specific actions can/will you take based on your identity and experiences to help your future workplace be more inclusive of all people.

If you are repeating this module:

  1. What makes you a valuable member of your new team? Please reference the following in your answer:
    • your strengths and how those have been utilized successfully in group/team settings.
    • The specific actions you can/will take based on your identity and experiences to help your future workplace be more inclusive of all people.
  2. Describe the person you want to become?
    • What type of knowledge does this person posses?
    • What habits does this person have?
    • What processes does this person employ?
  3. Describe the habits and processes (or lack thereof) that did not help you move toward becoming that person.

  4. What will you do differently next around to help you move toward becoming that person?
    • Highlight some specific knowledge, processes, and habits that you have developed or would like to develop and use specific examples to demonstrate your growth in these areas over time.
    • How will you evalute and refine them?

If you are leaving the program you are excused from the presentation and can use this time for discussion and feedback.

Submittal

  • Please submit a link to your presentation, technical roadmap and week 1 calendar in this submission form prior to your scheduled presentation time.

Potential Outcomes

  • If everything goes according to plan: good luck in the future!
  • If a student fails to present (due to illness, etc), please arrange an alternate time to present to instructors.
  • If a student delivers an exceptionally poor presentation: instructors will determine the next steps.

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