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2012 LEEP Project Pioneers: Math and Computer Science Majors
Zach Herman '14, Krzysztof Kotarba '15 and Douglas Rourke '14 have been developing a project management web application. Their final product will provide an intuitive scheduling tool for group projects. Users will be able to input their individual schedules and the web application will help them better manage their time and easily avoid the common scheduling conflicts that accompany group projects.
Zach Hariton '13 is building a protocol and Java library that allows distributed systems to scale more easily by treating fault tolerant clusters as if they were nodes.
Ryan Osbaldeston '13 spent the summer at EMC Corp., a global leader in Cloud Computing and Big Data analysis, learning valuable programming techniques that will aid the beta testing phase of his honors project. Ryan's honors project involves creating a Role-Playing Video Game using the Creation Kit, a graphical and physics engine developed by Bethesda Softworks and used for games such as the winter 2011 blockbuster Skyrim. He is building a computer capable of handling both the graphical demands of the engine and a small server that will eventually host the game online for the beta-testing phase of the project. The game will have a short storyline which will be closely aligned with his 500-page fantasy novel, which he is editing as part of an independent study.
Watch Ryan talk about his work at EMC Corp.