MAGIC

Mentee Presentation

The midpoint check is an informal presentation that the mentees make to the school coordinator and the MAGIC PM for their school. It should last 5-6 mins long, and other than the “My Mentor” slide (which the mentee should be able to complete), all other slides will have whatever information the mentee has so far.
The same slide deck will be used for the final presentation, and all the slides should be complete by then (Change the “Midpoint” on the cover slide to “Final”.

Claire

6th Grade

Each mentee gets to present for 7-9 mins.
Please add as many slides as you want to, in addition to filling out the ones in this template.

Each slide should have bullet points, not full sentences.

You do not want to read the bullet points, instead tell your story!

Lakshmi KP

  • About my mentor
    • Lakshmi works at Object Edge as the head of Customer Success.
    • She currently lives in Dublin.
    • She enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time with her daughter.

Other than the mentor photo, this slide should be complete by the midpoint check (since the mentee should have learned by now about their mentor)

My Project

  • This is a game called “LED tap”
  • How to play:
    • There are three LEDs that blink randomly. Each LED corresponds to a button. The goal is to hit the button corresponding to the current blinking LED.
  • Why I chose this project
    • I wanted to learn more about coding, as the only coding I ever learned before was Scratch.
    • I always enjoyed the “fun side” of computer science, and decided that the best way to do that was to make a game.
  • How I created this project
    • I created this project using an Arduino Uno R3 board, a seven segment display, tactile switches, and LEDs.

For midpoint check, the mentee can talk about how they selected their project, what the project is about, and how much progress they have made so far.

  • Highlights
    • When my project worked for the first time
    • When I decided to switch coding languages.
  • Lessons Learnt
    • How to code with Arduino
    • Breadboards and wiring things up
    • Coding techniques like arrays, while, if, and for/var loops.
    • Wiring up arduinos
    • Learning about circuits.
  • Challenges
    • I had trouble coding with p5.js, until I switched to Arduino

My MAGICal Experience

For the midpoint check, this slide can be left blank.

My Demo

For the midpoint check, this slide can be left blank. But if a mentee wants to show whatever they have done so far, this is where to put it!

My Demo

For the midpoint check, this slide can be left blank. But if a mentee wants to show whatever they have done so far, this is where to put it!

Sam

7th Grade

Each mentee gets to present for 7-9 mins.
Please add as many slides as you want to, in addition to filling out the ones in this template.

Each slide should have bullet points, not full sentences.

You do not want to read the bullet points, instead tell your story!

My Mentor

  • A few bullet points about your mentor
    • Melissa Meyers
    • Works at Talis
    • Software/firmware testing
    • She’s from Florida
    • She likes to do triathlons and code

Other than the mentor photo, this slide should be complete by the midpoint check (since the mentee should have learned by now about their mentor)

My Project

  • Describe your project
    • “Mars Rover: Wally 2”
    • A robot capable of exploring unknown territory such as Mars
    • I love space and robots, so this projects is the best of both worlds
    • Topics and technologies learned (give as much information as you can)
      • Python
      • Circuitry and engineering

For midpoint check, the mentee can talk about how they selected their project, what the project is about, and how much progress they have made so far.

    • This robot has the ability to
      • Move
      • Avoiding obstacles
      • Using camera (with app)
    • In the future, I would like to
      • Use camera from computer
      • Analyze images
      • Follow lines
  • About My Experience
    • Highlights
      • Finishing building the robot
      • Robot working for the first time
    • Lessons learned
      • Kits don’t always work right away
      • Set reasonable expectations
      • How to troubleshoot code
    • Challenges
      • Getting the robot to take pictures
      • Sensors don’t see angles

My MAGICal Experience

For the midpoint check, this slide can be left blank.

My Demo

  • My Robot
    • Code

For the midpoint check, this slide can be left blank. But if a mentee wants to show whatever they have done so far, this is where to put it!

Sophia

7th Grade

Each mentee gets to present for 7-9 mins.
Please add as many slides as you want to, in addition to filling out the ones in this template.

Each slide should have bullet points, not full sentences.

You do not want to read the bullet points, instead tell your story!

Mentor photo, preferably with mentee, goes here

My Mentor

  • Laney Strange
    • Professor at Northeastern University
    • Lives in Boston
    • Has a dog named Tugboat
    • Likes to run
    • Knows nothing about plants!

Other than the mentor photo, this slide should be complete by the midpoint check (since the mentee should have learned by now about their mentor)

My Project

  • Describe your project
    • PlantID
      • It is an app that lets you take a picture of a plant, and the app recognises it for you, and gives you information on the plant.

    • I selected this project because of my interest in nature, and I wanted to find a way to combine two of my favorite things: computer science, and nature.

    • My Mentor and I have worked on mostly figuring out how to have the app recognise the plant by its picture. I have used a program called App Inventor, and have broken it down into categories, by asking the user questions about the plant.

For midpoint check, the mentee can talk about how they selected their project, what the project is about, and how much progress they have made so far.

  • Some Highlights about my MAGICal Experience include
    • Getting all the research done on the conditionals for the user questions
    • Learning new techniques to make the app simpler, such as a back button
    • Testing the app

  • Challenges that I faced during my experience include
    • Narrowing down research for types of plants

  • Things I learned during my experience include
    • Time management
    • How to make things look simpler, and easier to use
    • narrowing down dense information

My MAGICal Experience

For the midpoint check, this slide can be left blank.

My Demo

For the midpoint check, this slide can be left blank. But if a mentee wants to show whatever they have done so far, this is where to put it!

My Demo

For the midpoint check, this slide can be left blank. But if a mentee wants to show whatever they have done so far, this is where to put it!

Aasiya

7th Grade

Each mentee gets to present for 7-9 mins.
Please add as many slides as you want to, in addition to filling out the ones in this template.

Each slide should have bullet points, not full sentences.

You do not want to read the bullet points, instead tell your story!

Raji Sridar

  • Sr. Technical Specialist
    • Consulting at Cisco Systems Inc.
  • From South India

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“I am a lifelong learner - learn through experimenting with technology, career and life and making incremental changes.”

Making Music

By Aasiya Memon

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION

My project:

  • Making music!
  • Write, arrange, record, produce.
  • A song about environmental problems

Skills I’ve learnt:

  • Composing, producing, and mixing music digitally
  • Time management skills

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SOFTWARES

Musescore

Is an app that you can write sheet music with. Sounds and tracks created with Musescore can be exported and used with other softwares.

Music Memos

Is an app perfect for developing ideas. Ideas started in Music Memos can be completed in other softwares like Medly and Auxy.

iMovie

Is a good app for precision editing and combining audios made in different softwares. It also has lots of cool, useful sound effects that can be applied.

Soundation

Is an app both for precision editing and recording and mixing audio. This is what you’d use when you start recording the singing parts.

Medly and Auxy

Are apps that can add things like drum beats and basic rhythms to ideas. They are good for extending on ideas created in Music Memos.

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  • My MAGIC Experience:

    • Highlights:
      • Spending 6 hours on end writing sheet music
    • Lessons Learned
      • Managing time properly is VERY important
      • Always plan for a “gap period” near the deadline
    • Challenges
      • Recording efficiently and managing recording schedules
      • Fighting with my DAW

My MAGICal Experience

Ella

9th Grade

Menlo-Atherton High School

Each mentee gets to present for 7-9 mins.
Please add as many slides as you want to, in addition to filling out the ones in this template.

Each slide should have bullet points, not full sentences.

You do not want to read the bullet points, instead tell your story!

My Mentor

    • My mentor, Naina Thangaraj, works at DNAnexus, a startup in Mountain View.
    • She works as a computational biologist at DNAnexus.
    • Naina is from India.
    • She likes to sketch.

My Project - I

  • EZInvest
    • It is a sort of stock market for houses, with a UI that is very simple. The idea is that you will be able to click on a house in order to get more details on it. Then, there will be a button at the bottom to invest in it.
    • We selected this because we were very interested in making an app and the topic interested us.

My Project - II

  • EZInvest
    • I have learned a lot about how to use xcode and the Swift language. I learned this through online tutorials and while working with my mentor. I have also been learning about how to format a UI and to think about the user experience more.
    • In the future we plan to add to the UX design of our app by implementing Zillow maps technology.

My MAGICal Experience

  • What I’ve Loved
    • My interest in computer science has grown
    • Working with my mentor Naina. She is very supportive and helped me to feel more empowered and less intimidated about the project and using code in general.

My MAGICal Experience

  • Challenges
    • At first we used the official Apple XCode Tutorials, but they were very outdated, long and complicated.
    • XCode is a very complicated application - adding constraints to the elements, debugging is hard

My MAGICal Experience

My Demo


  • Add more slides if necessary

Thank you!

MAGIC-Mentee-Presentation 2018-19 (Casti) - Google Slides