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BrainStation regularly hosts Demo Day, our graduate project showcase, across all campuses, and the most recent was the best yet, with over 800 hiring partners and industry professionals in attendance.
BrainStation diploma programs culminate with students producing an individual portfolio piece for their final Capstone project, and Demo Day is an opportunity to share these projects with hiring partners, fellow students, and the BrainStation community.
We’ve rounded up a few of the top projects from graduates of our last Data Science, User Experience Design, and Web Development diploma programs.
Natalie Kang – UX Design Diploma Program
Pass is a digital alternative to traditional public transit cards. The app aims to decrease friction caused by language barriers and foreign currencies so that travelers can confidently navigate new cities. Use Pass to find map and fare information then use transit from different cities around the world. Want to learn more? Connect with Natalie here.
Lace Maralit – UX Design Diploma Program
Kind is a smart calendar that helps you power through the day with less screen time. It acts as a virtual assistant who communicates with people requesting for your time, helps you focus by eliminating distractions caused by notifications during busy tasks, all while looking after your digital well-being. See Lace’s design process on her portfolio or connect with her on LinkedIn.
Dakarai Turner – UX Design Diploma Program
The Soundie app is a platform designed to connect musicians and help them receive feedback from music industry professionals. The platform enables users to make connections, share their music, and gain valuable feedback to help them move forward in their craft. To find out more about Soundie, connect with Dakarai here.
Sara Farnell – UX Design Diploma Program
Booked is an app that allows you to browse and borrow books from the home libraries of people in your life. The app enables you to create a profile, upload your own home library, connect with friends to explore the books on their shelves, and set up a time to swap great reads. To learn more about Booked, connect with Sara here.
Karina Bershteyn – User Experience Design Diploma Program
Revive is a mobile app that serves individuals looking to volunteer. The app connects urban individuals to volunteering activities in their city, enabling them to connect with like-minded people with a passion for similar causes. If you’re interested in learning more about Revive, you can connect with Karina.
Thomas Hoy –User Experience Design Diploma Program
Aya Galloway – User Experience Design Diploma Program
Jessica Liang – User Experience Design Diploma Program
Progress allows users to focus on self-development with verified mentors by their side, both in person and online. The application syncs up with LinkedIn to match you with a mentor. It also allows you to get feedback on and edit your resume. To learn more about Jessica’s projects, you can connect here.
Jackie Lee – User Experience Design Diploma Program
Important events are best celebrated in an intimate setting with the people you care about, but your own small city apartment isn’t always the best hosting space. Evenu helps locals find an affordable venue to host a celebration. Interested in hearing more? You can connect with Jackie here.
Dia Jiao – User Experience Design Diploma Program
Tandem helps people reach career goals by connecting them to industry professionals for advice. It takes a more personal approach to building connections by bringing forth personal interests and goals as conversation starters. Whether they are new in the field or a seasoned expert—anyone can offer and receive valuable advice. Connect with Dia here.
NCAA Tournament Predictor
Clement Wong – Data Science Diploma Program
Clement’s final Capstone project uses data to forecast the winners of each NCAA tournament matchup. The model creates average offensive and defensive ratings for each team and uses these values to predict the winners so that you can build the best possible bracket. Want to learn more? You can connect with Clement here!
Apples to Apples
John Thurman – Data Science Diploma Program
John created a fruit detection model that can recognize and classify a fruit in real time. Using multiple datasets, the model determines which fruit it is being shown and provides the classification. To find out more about how John created Apples to Apples, you can connect with him here.
CNN Landscape Classifier
Raul Morales Delgado – Data Science Diploma Program
Raul used deep learning to classify landscape images. The model was trained with 14,000 images to identify landscapes, even those with overlapping features such as streets and buildings or glaciers and mountains, with 90.8% accuracy. To learn more about his project, connect here.
Jose Pauig – Data Science Diploma Program
By the end of 2014, the estimate for total internally displaced persons and refugees was sixty million. Jose’s goal was to aid in the resettlement process. Using using machine learning, he was able predict the future movements of refugees which could improve the systems which drive successful resettlement. Connect with Jose to learn more about the data behind Refuge.
Kavi Sekhon – Data Science Diploma Program
Kavi’s Fraud Detection project is an extensive look into different Fraud Detection Models. The graph below plots out every fraudulent transaction highlighting senders and receivers. Take a look at Kavi’s github for more details.
Matthew Monaco – Web Development Diploma Program
Matthew created a React Native iOS app, Ova, which is a real-time two-player word game. The game starts with each player submitting a word and the app then scrambles each word and shows it to the opposing player, who tries to solve the word scramble. Connect with Matthew here to learn more about his project.
Koeun Lee – Web Development Diploma Program
Koeun created the MUZE app as a way for users to determine what type of music they enjoy, and to label their specific musical taste. Based on what songs and artists you like, MUZE gives you a custom “music type”. To learn more about MUZE, connect with Koeun.
Adam Capass0 – Web Development Diploma Program
SeatSuite is a mobile web app that allows sports fans to order food and drinks to their seat to avoid waiting in long concession lines and risk missing part of the game. No setup or login is required and fans can pay directly through the app for added convenience. The goal is to enhance the fan experience at games, while providing an additional sales channel for venues to help improve efficiencies and increase their revenue. If you want to learn more about Adam’s projects, connect here.
Ben Perlman – Web Development Diploma Program
Buzzly is a service that allows users to gain enhanced control and flexibility over their apartment or condo entry systems. Buzzly provides the ability for users to have a single buzzer code ring multiple phones or phone numbers with a non-local area code, schedule automatic unlock responses, and send digital keys with date/time based validity to friends, family, or services requiring entry to their building. Have questions? Ask Ben here.
Justin Chan – Web Development Diploma Program
Beerify is an app that provides daily lists of the current taps at craft beer breweries in the Vancouver, BC area. You can also view detailed beer information like flavor descriptions and abv percentage. Add breweries to your favorite’s list, view a map of brewery locations, receive push notifications when a new beer or brewery is released, and more. See more of Justin’s projects here.
More projects coming soon! For more information on how to attend Demo Day as a Hiring Partner, please reach out to our Enterprise Team.