Module 4 Portfolio Requirements

Purpose

  • Acknowledging Progress: portfolios give students the opportunity to understand their own progress in pursuit of their career as a software developer.
  • Practicing Narrative: portfolios push students to articulate their narrative of their technical and professional journey.
  • Direct Feedback: portfolio feedback allows students to receive a summative perspective of their performance, including threads of successes and areas of growth.

Structure

  • Student-directed presentation (5 minutes)
  • Instructor feedback (5 minutes)

Requirements

Each student will deliver a 5 minute slide presentation in front of your instructors.

If you are graduating with a job or have other plans after graduation:

  1. Describe the person you want to become?
    • What type of knowledge does this person posses?
    • What habits does this person have?
    • What processes does this person employ?
  2. What steps have you taken in your time at Turing to become that person?
    • Highlight some of the knowledge, processes, and habits you have developed and use specific examples to demonstrate your growth in these areas over time.
  3. Has your vision of the person you want to become changed throughout your time at Turing?
    • If so, describe what experiences, people, interactions, Gearups, feedback, etc has influenced you.
    • If not, why do you think that is?
  4. How will you continue to work toward developing these habits, processes, and knowledge as you begin your first job after Turing?
    • What are some processes and habits you will utilize? How you will evaluate and refine them?
    • What are some ways that you can make a positive impact on your team as a junior dev?

If you will continue the job hunt:

  1. Describe the person you want to become?
    • What type of knowledge does this person posses?
    • What habits does this person have?
    • What processes does this person employ?
  2. What steps have you taken in your time at Turing to become that person? 
    • Highlight some specific knowledge, processes, and habits you have developed and use specific examples to demonstrate your growth in these areas over time.
  3. has your vision of the person you want to become changed throughout your time at Turing?
    • If so, describe what experiences, people, interactions, gear ups influenced you.
    • If not, why do you think that is?
  4. Present your plan for continuing to develop these habits, processes, and knowledge as you continue your job search or other plans.
    • What daily and/or weekly rituals will you adopt?
    • What are the specific areas of knowledge you will focus on?
    • What are some processes and habits you will utilize? How you will evaluate and refine them.
    • What will make you stand out as a candidate?
    • What values are you looking for in a company?
    • What role are you seeking now and in the future?

If you are repeating this module:

  1. Describe the person you want to become?
    • What type of knowledge does this person posses?
    • What habits does this person have?
    • What processes does this person employ?
  2. Describe the habits and processes (or lack thereof) that did not help you move toward becoming that person.
  3. What will you do differently next around to help you move toward becoming that person?
    • Highlight some specific knowledge, processes, and habits that you have developed or would like to develop and use specific examples to demonstrate your growth in these areas over time.
    • How will you evalute and refine them?

If you are leaving the program you are excused from the presentation and can use this time for discussion and feedback.

Format

The presentation should not be a series of slides that directly answers each of these questions with bullet points, but instead should:

  • Follow a narrative format – this is an opportunity to fine tune your story and how you speak about your work. Slides should flow naturally from one to the next.
  • Include images and graphics to illustrate the concepts you plan to discuss. These may include screenshots/animated gifs of an application you created, snippets of code from your projects, diagrams of interesting concepts/structures that you used in your project(s).

Submittal

  • Students are not required to submit any documents but instead should be prepared to give their presentation to their instructors and engage in a follow up conversation.

Potential Outcomes

  • If everything goes to plan: good luck in the future!
  • If a student fails to present a portfolio (due to illness, etc), please arrange an alternate time to present your portfolio to instructors.
  • If a student delivers an exceptionally poor portfolio: instructors will determine the next steps.

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