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Preparation

Learning Outcomes#

By the end of this session you will be able to

  • Describe what Demo Day is and what will happen on the day
  • List the aims of the Demo Day presentations
  • Build a presentation that will impress employers
  • Write a description about yourself that is succinct and memorable
  • Highlight what makes a presentation good or bad
  • Use software to create videos of your projects to ensure your presentation goes smoothly

Slideshow#

What is Demo Day?#

Demo Day is when we invite employers to see the Final Projects that you have been working on over the past four weeks. It's a chance for us all to come together to see what you've achieved!

You'll be expected to present your product using a combination of presentations, live demonstrations and videos.

Let's Prepare!#

It’s time to start preparing for Demo Day!

Part of the Demo Day event will be a demonstration and presentation from each team to show what they’ve achieved, so you need to prepare for that.

As well as the actual outputs of your project you should be thinking about:

  • What have you learned, personally and as a team? This can be related to technology, product, process, ...
  • Which parts did you find most enjoyable and/or interesting? Has that impacted what you’re thinking about in terms of careers or next steps? How?
  • How did you find collaborating as a team? What was made easier or harder by working with others, compared to working largely on your own?
  • How happy are you with where you got to? What did the users think? What part of the product would you build next, if you had more time?

Try to show the journey, not just the destination - if you have pictures of early sketches or screenshots from previous builds of app, for example, you can use those to tell a story about how you approached the project and the progress you’ve made behind the scenes. This isn’t always obvious to less technical members of the audience, so it’s important to be able to illustrate the work you’ve put in.