( Slides collected for a CAPP seminar at IIT on Feb. 27, 2003. ) The BTeV experiment is designed to challenge the Standard Model explanation of CP violation, mixing and rare decays of beauty and charm quark states. It will take place in the latter part of this decade at the CZero interaction region at the Tevatron collider at Fermilab. Over the past year the design of the detector has evolved in response to engineering developments and in response to changing funding scenarios. This seminar will review the purpose and goals of BTeV, describe the present state of the dector, with emphasis on new developments, and conclude with a look ahead at the tortuous path to full funding.