Code for Good has office hours every day (Monday to Friday) during IAP. Hours and location are listed below. Attendance is not strictly mandatory, but we highly encourage students to come regularly to work on their projects with their team, and get their questions answered. Plus there will be snacks! We also have weekly mandatory activities (check-in with the staff and dinner / mini-presentation).

At the end of IAP, students are required to submit their project to their nonprofit (guidelines), submit a final project report to the Code for Good staff (guidelines), and participate in the expo.


Week 1

Get started with projects.


January 6

Welcome Dinner. Each team gives a short (roughly 5 min or less) oral presentation to the rest of the class introducing themselves, the nonprofit they’ll be working with, and their project. Contracts should be completed at this point, or as soon as possible this week.
4-5pm, room 4-270


January 7

Office Hours.
4-5pm, room 4-270


January 8

Office Hours.
4-5pm, room 4-270


January 9

Weekly Project Meetings. Each team signs up for one 20-minute slot through a weekly Doodle poll. This is a weekly required meeting with organizers to update us on your team’s project status.
4-5pm, room 4-270


January 10

Weekly Mini Presentations. Each team gives a short (5 minute) presentation to the rest of the class on what your team accomplished and challenges you faced during the week.
4-5pm, room 4-270


Week 2

Finish first prototype.


January 13

Office Hours.
4-5pm, room 4-270


January 14

Office Hours.
4-5pm, room 4-270


January 15

Office Hours.
4-5pm, room 4-270


January 16

Weekly Project Meetings. Each team signs up for one 20-minute slot through a weekly Doodle poll. This is a weekly required meeting with organizers to update us on your team’s project status.
4-5pm, room 4-270


January 17

Weekly Dinner and Mini Presentations. Each team gives a short (5 minute) presentation to the rest of the class on what your team accomplished and challenges you faced during the week.
4-5pm, room 4-270


Week 3

Refine projects.


January 20

No class, Martin Luther King Jr. Day.


January 21

Office Hours.
4-5pm, room 4-270


January 22

Office Hours.
4-5pm, room TBA


January 23

Weekly project meeting. Each team signs up for one 20-minute slot through a weekly Doodle poll. This is a weekly required meeting with organizers to update us on your team’s project status.
4-5pm, room 4-270


January 24

Dinner and required mini presentation. Each team gives a short (5 minute) presentation to the rest of the class on what your team accomplished and challenges you faced during the week.
4-5pm, room 4-270


Week 4

Wrap up projects, work on knowledge transfer, and prepare for expo and final presentations.


January 27

Office Hours.
4-5pm, room 4-270


January 28

Office Hours.
4-5pm, room 4-270


January 29

Office Hours.
4-5pm, room 4-270


January 30

Project Expo Run-through. Teams practice their presentations for the project expo.
3-5pm, room 4-270


January 31

Project Expo and Final Report Due. Teams present at project expo, where there will be visitors from nonprofits, class sponsors, and MIT community members. Teams deliver projects and documentation to nonprofit and submit final report to Code for Good staff.
1-3pm, room 3-133