Week 8 – Presentations

Review Other Teams’ final video projects

The Cap Theorem (Technical)

This was a very good video. The topic is incredibly interesting and relevant to the program as we’ll keep facing issues with CAP and ACID in the future. Knowing, understanding the limitations, and choosing the right solution are key our future. The video is clearly well research and provides an insane amount of information in a very short amount of time. The team did a great job on the music and voice over. Unfortunately, the images flash so fast that it makes it very hard to follow sometimes. They should have instead let the images linger and overlap them whenever possible to let the person catch what is being shown and said.

1. is the topic well covered?
Yes, It was very well research.

2. is the presentation clear?
Very clear! Great amount of information, and the examples make complex topics and ideas very easy to understand.

3. how is the quality of the research?
Excellent. The language is clear and there is a a lot of information but does not feel like a data dump.

4. how is the quality of the video production?
The video is well produced. There are some problems with having too many moving parts. The graphics do a great job explaining the information, but because the images sometimes are only in screen for a short time, it makes it sometimes uncomfortable to watch.

5. is the video engaging and interesting?
Yes. The voice over is very clean, and the images make it fun to watch. It’s not hard to stay engaged and to follow the topics.

6. is the team work evident?
Unfortunately, there is only one voice over. There is a lot of research done which it certainly seems to come from a group collaboration, but there is no evidence otherwise of group effort.

7. is the video appropriate to the audience (either general public or technology professionals)
Yes. The language and information are appropriate for technology professionals.

The Cap Theorem (Basic)

This short version is much more easy to follow visually. The flow of the video, the animations, the tone and and the style are engaging and fun to watch. The research is in depth, and covers some basics, but does not go into unnecessary technical details so a general audience should have enough information to understand but not get either confused or feel talked down to.

1. is the topic well covered?
Yes, It was very well research.

2. is the presentation clear?
Yes, this is super well explained with examples that anyone would understand. There is plenty of good information here that any non-technical person would understand.

3. how is the quality of the research?
Excellent. The language is clear and there is a a lot of information but does not feel like a data dump.

4. how is the quality of the video production?
The video is well produced. The speed of the images exchange is much better and gives the audience time to catch up with what the concepts are. There are a few moments when the images change fast, but otherwise this is very pleasant to look at.

5. is the video engaging and interesting?
Yes. The voice over is very clean, and the images make it fun to watch. It’s not hard to stay engaged and to follow the topics.

6. is the team work evident?
Unfortunately, there is only one voice over. There is a lot of research done which it certainly seems to come from a group collaboration, but there is no evidence otherwise of group effort

7. is the video appropriate to the audience (either general public or technology professionals)
Yes. The language and information are very much simplified for a general audience. The graphics make it playful and engaging and do topic is covered thoroughly but not in depth allowing people to understand without diving into details.

The Internet of Things (Basic)

This is a great topic in general. I think IoT has changed much of how our everyday life works. We’re intrinsically connected to the internet now, and everyday new devices seem to have functionality that depends in one way or another on the internet. However, the video was a bit too plain. The topic is interesting and could have been covered in a more engaging fun way. The voice over and language are very appropriate, but because there is so much static content, it means someone with no technical knowledge, but interest may find it not engaging enough.

1. is the topic well covered?
Yes, the topic was both interesting and well covered. I think the team could have covered more about how and why it works, or dive more into a single sample to provide a better idea of why IoT is important, but otherwise, it was a very interesting topic.

2. is the presentation clear?
Very clear.

3. how is the quality of the research?
The research does not go very much in depth. It covers the topic through samples, and talks about the convinces, but does not cover how it works, or how it’s changed every day task, or impact to the internet or the world.

4. how is the quality of the video production?
Basic, but good. The slides are easy to look at and match the voice over nicely. There is a lot of static text which makes kind of hard to keep attention.

5. is the video engaging and interesting?
The video and topic are interesting, but not very engaging. The team did a good job at providing examples, but because the video is just static slides, it makes it more monotonous than the topic should be.

6. is the team work evident?
Yes. There are clearly multiple voice overs, and the topics well coordinated between the multiple members.

7. is the video appropriate to the audience (either general public or technology professionals)
Yes. The language is simple and the topic has been centered around how IoT is applied to every day life without diving into much detail.

Weekly Learning

End of class. This has been a long journey, which I realize is only the beginning. There is a lot of work still to be done before we’re done with the program but completing this first step is very meaning full.

This class, and specially this week has been very challenging. It’s a test of communication, and coordination and it means a lot to be able to complete the presentation project in such short amount of time. We delivered, and I’m proud of my team for having been able to pull it off even though we faced some pretty big problems a long the way with essentially 2 team members out.

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