My Old School

25 Oct

I was thrilled back in August when Eleanor Jordan, my former professor now Professor Emeritus at UT Austin asked me to come speak to her class about high fidelity prototyping. “MIS 374 – Business Systems Development” is the capstone class for MIS undergrads. The students learn project methodology concepts and test everything they’ve learned in the 4-year program on teams to complete real-world projects for Austin-area clients.

Last Monday (10/22/2007) I drove down to Austin for the day to share a slightly modified version of the high fidelity prototyping talk I gave just over a year ago at Refresh Dallas. The class was great. They were very receptive and had great questions during and after the presentation. Unfortunately, our time was cut about 15 minutes short by a “non-specific” bomb-threat, but we got through most of the presentation and several students stayed after to chat while UTPD scanned the building.

I enjoyed the experience and will be happy to go down any time they’ll have me again.

The presentation and pre-class notes are available on the Downloads page.


Posted by on October 25, 2007 in prototyping


5 Responses to My Old School

  1. Keith

    October 26, 2007 at 12:31 pm

    Way to go supporting the alum. Hopefully you got a chance to go eat a burger at Players while you were down there.

    Non-specific bomb threat for the win!

  2. Matt Donovan

    October 29, 2007 at 9:14 pm

    Glad the presentation went well. Looking forward to reading through zee PDF.

  3. Russ

    November 1, 2007 at 8:43 am

    Beware, members of the Al-Watrfal terrorist group are after you.

  4. Mark

    November 1, 2007 at 11:10 am

    I didn’t make it to Players, but I did stop at Amy’s with a cooler of dry ice to bring a pint of Mexican Vanilla with KitKat and Sweet Cream with JuniorMints home to dallas. Both made the trip and were enjoyed for the rest of the week.

  5. Mark

    November 1, 2007 at 11:11 am

    Did anyone catch the Steely Dan reference in the title?


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