Call for USC Software Engineering Project

Computer VolunteerThe USC Viterbi School of Engineering is seeking projects for computer course CSCI577 for the 2015 fall semester. As part of their coursework, USC computer science graduate students develop e-service applications for area small businesses or nonprofits. We invite you to be a client during this upcoming year.

Over the years, students in University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering’s two semester graduate software engineering course, have developed real software systems for real clients, most of which are not-for-profit organizations and/or other USC organizations.

We had a particularly good set of projects last year, several of which are now in useful service. For more information about previous projects that students have worked on, go to or or

As before, we have three types of projects:

1. A two-semester project to define, develop and transition a fully tested and documented application for your use and maintenance.

2. A one-semester project to assess the feasibility of a prospective application via prototyping or analysis of off-the-shelf products.

3. A one-semester feasibility project with the option of continuing to a delivered application in the second semester.

Feel free to forward this email to other potentially interested clients. General information about the projects last year can be found at . If you would like to see one of the projects in use, go to Proyecto Pastoral at Dolores Mission at or iStart on Monday project at

Nonprofits or small businesses requesting help should provide telephone numbers and email addresses of the individual who will be the main contact and who will meet with students and teaching staff a few times during the semester. Your representative will be required to attend the mid-semester and final project presentation. In addition, at least one representative should commit to provide one to two hours per week to meet with the student team.

The fall semester begins in mid-August 2015, and the one-semester projects will be completed in early December. The two-semester projects will be completed in May 2016.

If you have one or more prospective projects, please complete the attached project proposal and email to Sue Koolmanojwong at

Should you have any question, please email Sue Koolmanojwong at

We are providing two meeting for prospective clients on introduction to being a CSCI577 client on Friday August 14, 2015, 1:00pm ­ 2:00 pm at the Salvatori building – SAL 213 , on the USC Campus.

If you need software help, but can’t meet this timeline, please also check out USC’s Code the Change student organization:

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