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Impressions from the TEAM workshop for the 2017 AMOS Projects

Today many AMOS students joined our TEAM workshop. They did some team building and had fun playing with Lego. Now good luck with all the AMOS projects! See today’s highlights below.

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Preparing TEAM for the 2017 AMOS Projects

Shortly before the 2017 AMOS projects start, we will hold the TEAM workshop on April 20th. TEAM prepares students for high-performance teamwork; it is open for AMOS students only. We will start at 9am, please make sure to reserve the day. (TEAM is optional, but strongly recommended.) Below please catch a glimpse at some of the preparation work.

The 2017 AMOS Projects Line-up

We proudly present the initial set of confirmed AMOS projects for the upcoming summer semester. All projects will be developed as open source software on Github. Please register on StudOn, if you haven’t done so already, to learn more about the projects and make sure get you a seat in the class.

Table of contents

  1. Augmented reality robot
  2. Raspberry Pi as user agent
  3. Alexa, your personal financial assistant
  4. Raspberry Pi as a simulated car
  5. Factory simulation
  6. Gradle cloud deployer
  7. Virtual account ledger
  8. Icinga mobile app

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Raspberry Pis for the 2017 AMOS projects have landed!

You prefer low-level over high-tech toys, you love the smell of soldering in the morning, and see the beauty in bare integrated circuits? Here are our new Raspberry Pis for two AMOS projects in 2017.

Impressions from Business Plan Presentations in PROD

Below, please find some photo impressions from the project presentations in PROD, our software product management course. Students were given key use-cases from FAU startups and presented their findings in the form of an investor pitch. Thanks, teams, for all your hard work!


Course Evaluations WS 2016/17 Posted

We posted the course evaluations on our course evaluations page.

Thank you to every student who provided us with feedback. Positive feedback is welcome and makes our day. Critical feedback that helps us improve our courses is equally welcome and appreciated. We will discuss this feedback in class.

At this moment, I can’t help to add a personal note. We made major changes this semester and naturally, not everything worked out perfectly. We see this in the constructive criticism that we will use to improve our courses. Still, one (anonymous) NYT student cared to write: “Prof. Riehle is the nerdiest, geekiest, coolest professor I’ve had at this university. Kudos for using xkcd and phdcomis to illustrate topics.” I don’t know about cool, but I’ll take nerdy and geeky in a heartbeat. Thank you to whoever wrote this!

Pricing of Enterprise Software Products

Today, Nikolay Harutyunyan taught his first teaching case in PROD, our software product management course. The case was on pricing enterprise software products. Also present was Ernst Haagsman of Jetbrains, the original case author. Both Nick and Ernst are graduates of FAU’s International Information Systems program. Congratulations, Nick, for a job well done!

Amazon Echo and Echo Dot Have Landed

Below, please get a first glimpse of some of the tech we will be using in the upcoming summer 2017 AMOS projects.

Alexa, beam me up!

FAU’s Alexander reports about the 2016 AMOS projects

FAU’s Alexander, our news publication, reports about the 2016 AMOS projects and their demo-day (in German). We would like to add the AMOS testimonials ;-). Thanks to team 2 which served as the example. Please see the PDF or the screenshots below.

2016 AMOS Project Testimonial by AVL DiTest

Tobias Jähnel of AVL DiTEST wrote to us about their experiences as a project sponsor in the 2016 AMOS Project:

AVL DiTEST sponsored an AMOS project in 2016. The content of this project was the development of a Wireshark Plug-In for the analysis of Vehicle Diagnostic communication on Ethernet. This software is now an extremely helpful tool for our work. Our developers and vehicle specialists use it on an almost daily basis and meanwhile it is also in use by our customers. The students implemented the content of the whole specification ISO 13400-2, which is far more than we expected. We are actively improving the tool, which is easy because of the good project structure and documentation we received.

It was a pleasure working with a team of motivated and skillful students. They worked self-organised and reacted quickly on feedback. Through the lectures and coaching by the university the students were very well equipped.

We will definitely target another AMOS project for next year.

Thank you, Tobias and AVL DiTest for your sponsorship and engagement in the 2016 AMOS projects!