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Wednesday, August 14 • 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Making the Grade - Testing Undergraduate Software Engineers

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As an Adjunct Professor of Software Engineering at McGill University, Robert Sabourin does a lot of grading and scoring of students using a variety of academic testing processes. Over the past twenty years Robert has evolved many different mechanisms to test students extending the notion of open book to open university and beyond. Rob’s students are generally expert programmers with strong math and engineering skills but with little knowledge of the process, methods and practices of professional software engineering. Rob will share his experience with several entertaining stories. He will walk through some rubrics and grading schemes. Rob will explain “testing” conundrums he has faced in the continuous battle between a bunch of intelligent students trying to do the minimal amount of work to get the highest possible grade. Rob hopes to inspire an interesting open season discussion to see if there are lessons, we can draw from grading undergraduates. Rob promises an energetic fun filled session about his adventures warding off the paper chase and focusing students on learning the right things well.

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avatar for Robert Sabourin, P. Eng.

Robert Sabourin, P. Eng.

President, AmiBug.Com, Inc.
Robert Sabourin has more than thirty-five years of management experience, leading teams of software development professionals. A well-respected member of the software engineering community, Robert has managed, trained, mentored and coached thousands of top professionals in the field... Read More →


Wednesday August 14, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm EDT
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