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Class 27 (Tuesday, 5 December 2017)

News / Etc.

  • Final reports due this Friday.

Upcoming Work

  • Presentations Thursday.

Good things to do

Note: I do not do extra credit in two-credit classes.

  • Newtown talk tonight.
  • Lots of music.

Class 26 (Thursday, 30 November 2017)

News / Etc.

  • Penultimate reports due this Friday. (One final report next week.)

Upcoming Work

  • Presentations Tuesday. (Please check your equipment and timing in advance.)

Good things to do

Note: I do not do extra credit in two-credit classes.

  • TODAY@4:15 Anya’s Advisor
  • Friday: Festival of Trees at Drake.
  • This weekend: Swim & Dive
  • This weekend: One acts
  • This weekend: Lots o’ music: Latin-American today, Jazz Friday, YGB Saturday, Chamber Ensembles Saturday, Collegium Sunday

Class 25 (Tuesday, 28 November 2017)

News / Etc.

  • Penultimate reports due this Friday.
  • Presentations Tuesday.
  • This is our last sprint.

Upcoming Work

  • No more POODR
  • Regular work on projects.

Good things to do

Note: I do not do extra credit in two-credit classes.

  • Today@11 in SL: Hate/Bias Incident Simulation - Free speech vs. inclusivity
  • Thu@4:15 Anya’s Advisor
  • This weekend: Swim & Dive
  • This weekend: One acts
  • This weekend: Lots o’ music: Jazz Friday, Chamber Ensembles Saturday, Collegium Sunday

Class 24 (Tuesday, 21 November 2017)

News / Etc.

  • No reports due this Friday.
  • This is our last sprint.

Upcoming Work

Please put your assignments in your planners or equivalent.

  • No more POODR
  • Regular work on projects.

Good things to do

Note: I do not do extra credit in two-credit classes.

  • CS table today
  • Harp concert tonight at 7pm in Faulconer.

Class 23 (Thursday, 16 November 2017)

News / Etc.

  • Remember the project reports are due EVERY FRIDAY at 5 p.m.
    • Make sure to include all the alumni, me, KY, GB, and MG in the recipient list
  • Please finish registering if you have not done so already.

Upcoming Work

Please put your assignments in your planners or equivalent.

  • For Tuesday: Read Chapter 7 of POODR.
  • Regular work on projects.
  • Weekly Project Report, TOMORROW at 5pm
    • What did you accomplish this past week?
    • What do you hope to accomplish in the coming week?
    • What obstacles stand in your way?
    • What resources do you need to help you accomplish your work?
  • Presentations Monday
    • What you accomplished
    • Velocity
    • Demo
    • Plans
    • Q&A

Good things to do

Note: I do not do extra credit in two-credit classes.

  • Convocation TODAY!
  • Students of voice recitals Friday at 4:15 and 7:30 p.m.
  • CS Extras Tuesday

Class 22 (Tuesday, 14 November 2017)

News / Etc.

  • Remember the project reports are due EVERY FRIDAY at 5 p.m.
    • Make sure to include all the alumni, me, KY, GB, and MG in the recipient list
    • I didn’t see all of them last Friday.
  • I will be leaving today’s class at 9:55 a.m. to teach CSC 161.

Upcoming Work

Please put your assignments in your planners or equivalent.

  • For Thursday: Read Chapter 6 of POODR.
  • Regular work on projects.
  • Weekly Project Report, Friday at 5pm
    • What did you accomplish this past week?
    • What do you hope to accomplish in the coming week?
    • What obstacles stand in your way?
    • What resources do you need to help you accomplish your work?

Good things to do

Note: I do not do extra credit in two-credit classes.

  • Pub-free quiz Wednesday: Math/Stats
  • Convocation Thursday
  • Students of voice recitals Friday at 4:15 and 7:30 p.m.
  • VR club

Class 21 (Thursday, 9 November 2017)

News / Etc.

  • Remember the project reports are due EVERY FRIDAY at 5 p.m.
    • Make sure to include all the alumni, me, KY, GB, and MG in the recipient list
  • I will be leaving Tuesday’s class at 9:55 a.m. to teach CSC 161.

Upcoming Work

Please put your assignments in your planners or equivalent.

  • For Tuesday: Read Chapter 5 of POODR.
  • Regular work on projects.
  • Weekly Project Report, Friday at 5pm
    • What did you accomplish this past week?
    • What do you hope to accomplish in the coming week?
    • What obstacles stand in your way?
    • What resources do you need to help you accomplish your work?

Good things to do

Note: I do not do extra credit in two-credit classes.

  • Students of NM voice recitals
  • VR club
  • Pub-free quiz

Class 20 (Tuesday, 7 November 2017)

News / Etc.

  • Remember the project reports are due EVERY FRIDAY at 5 p.m.
    • Make sure to include all the alumni, me, KY, GB, and MG in the recipient list
  • Since KY won’t be here on Thursday, I’m moving the discussion of Chapter 4 of POODR to then. (Mostly so that there’s more time for her to help out today.)
  • KY will be running the normal mentor session on Wednesday night.

Upcoming Work

Please put your assignments in your planners or equivalent.

  • Regular work on projects.
  • Weekly Project Report, Friday at 5pm
    • What did you accomplish this past week?
    • What do you hope to accomplish in the coming week?
    • What obstacles stand in your way?
    • What resources do you need to help you accomplish your work?
  • For Thursday: Read Chapter 4 of POODR.

Good things to do

Note: I do not do extra credit in two-credit classes.

  • Vote! (If registered.)
  • Animated Films, Tuesday, Nov. 7 (TODAY), 11:00 a.m., Faulconer
  • CS Table (Computer-Aided Gerrymandering), Tuesday, Nov. 7 (TODAY), noon, Day Dining Room
  • Crip Technoscience, Disabled People as Makers and Knowers, Wednesday, Nov. 8, 4:15 p.m., JRC 101.
  • Pioneer Weekend, this coming weekend. Design a business idea (can be a nonprofit / for social good) have fun, get advice, and make money.
    • Sign up by Nov. 8.

Class 19 (Thursday, 2 November 2017)

News / Etc.

  • Remember the project reports are due EVERY FRIDAY at 5 p.m.
    • Make sure to include me, KY, GB, and MG in the recipient list
  • Read chapter 4 of POODR for Tuesday. (And please do it this time.)
  • About extension requests.
    • Reasonable: I got really sick and haven’t been able to work the past two days. Can I have an extension?
    • Reasonable: I need to help a friend with an emergency and haven’t been on top of my game. Can I have an extension?
    • Reasonable: In looking ahead to next week, I see that I have more things do than I can do a good job on. Can I have an extension?
    • Unreasonable: I had more things than I could do, all of which I knew about a few weeks ago. I know the assignment is due today. Can I have an extension?
    • And yes, I realize that my own delays sometimes match the “unreasonable” model, at least from the outside. (More often, I’m dealing with something like the second one.)

Upcoming Work

Please put your assignments in your planners or equivalent.

  • Paper: Comparatively reflect on the the new draft ACM code of ethics.
    • E.g., What changes do you see as particularly important? What other changes do you think should still be made? What else belongs? What doesn’t belong? Etc.
    • Comparison to prior code of ethics.
    • Reflection on what needed to change given the change in computer technology.
    • Approximately 1000 words. Correct grammar and spelling. I may invoke the MC/JS rule if there are multiple problems with grammar or spelling.
    • Due via email at 10:30 p.m. TONIGHT!
  • Regular work on projects.
  • Weekly Project Report, Friday at 5pm
    • What did you accomplish this past week?
    • What do you hope to accomplish in the coming week?
    • What obstacles stand in your way?
    • What resources do you need to help you accomplish your work?
  • For Tuesday: Read Chapter 4 of POODR.

Good things to do

Note: I do not do extra credit in two-credit classes.

  • Convocation today
  • CS Extras Thursday
  • Follow our teams to their various MWC conference meets
  • Concert Monday

Class 18 (Tuesday, 31 October 2017)

News / Etc.

  • Remember the project reports are due EVERY FRIDAY at 5 p.m.
    • Make sure to include me, KY, GB, and MG in the recipient list
  • Since you are working on your papers, we will not do another chapter of POODR on Thursday. We will, however, return to Chapter 4 on Tuesday.

Upcoming Work

  • Paper: Comparatively reflect on the the new draft ACM code of ethics.
    • E.g., What changes do you see as particularly important? What other changes do you think should still be made? What else belongs? What doesn’t belong? Etc.
    • Comparison to prior code of ethics.
    • Reflection on what needed to change given the change in computer technology.
    • Approximately 1000 words. Correct grammar and spelling. I may invoke the MC/JS rule if there are multiple problems with grammar or spelling.
    • Due via email at 10:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 2
  • Regular work on projects.
  • Weekly Project Report, Friday at 5pm
    • What did you accomplish this past week?
    • What do you hope to accomplish in the coming week?
    • What obstacles stand in your way?
    • What resources do you need to help you accomplish your work?
  • For Tuesday: Read Chapter 4 of POODR.

Good things to do

Note: I do not do extra credit in two-credit classes.

  • CS Table TODAY
  • Cool concert Wednesday
  • CS Extras Thursday
  • Follow our teams to their various MWC conference meets

Class 17 (Thursday, 26 October 2017)

News / Etc.

  • I’ll do a quick check-in with each group to hear your plans for the week. The rest of the morning is yours. The mentors and I will be available to answer questions.

Upcoming Work

  • Paper: Comparatively reflect on the the new draft ACM code of ethics.
    • E.g., What changes do you see as particularly important? What other changes do you think should still be made? What else belongs? What doesn’t belong? Etc.
    • Compare to the prior ACM code of ethics.
    • Approximately 1000 words. Correct grammar and spelling. I may invoke the MC/JS rule if there are multiple problems with grammar or spelling.
    • Due via email at 10:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 2
  • Regular work on projects.
  • Weekly Project Report, Friday at 5pm
    • What did you accomplish this past week?
    • What do you hope to accomplish in the coming week?
    • What obstacles stand in your way?
    • What resources do you need to help you accomplish your work?
  • For Tuesday: Read Chapter 3 of POODR. (Read Chapters 1 and 2 if you have not read them already.)

Good things to do

Note: I do not do extra credit in two-credit classes.

  • Convocation TODAY (11 am in JRC 101). Important topic, excellent speaker.
  • Strange Escape Room stuff.
  • Protest Bot workshop, Friday 4pm in Burling 1st.
  • Swimming and Diving Saturday 9ish-1ish.
  • Tailgate 11:30 Saturday on the Grassy Knoll.
  • Football Saturday.

Class 16 (Tuesday, 24 October 2017)

News / Etc.

  • Welcome back from break! I hope that you had a good one.
  • We have a new format for class now that it’s the second half of the semester.

Upcoming Work

  • Paper: Comparatively reflect on the the new draft ACM code of ethics.
    • E.g., What changes do you see as particularly important? What other changes do you think should still be made? What else belongs? What doesn’t belong? Etc.
    • Approximately 1000 words. Correct grammar and spelling. I may invoke the MC/JS rule if there are multiple problems with grammar or spelling.
    • Due via email at 10:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 2
  • Regular work on projects.

Good things to do

Note: I do not do extra credit in two-credit classes.

  • CS Table Today: Toys
  • Saving Brinton, Wednesday at 7pm in the Strand.
  • Gates Lecture, Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. in JRC 101. Professor Sylvester Johnson, Director of the Humanities, Virginia Tech, talk will examine the twentieth-century roots of contemporary national security responses targeting American Muslims as state enemies.
  • Convocation Thursday (11 am in JRC 101).
  • Protest BOT workshop, Friday 4pm in Burling 1st.

    Bots are small automated programs that index websites, edit Wikipedia entries, spam users, scrape data from pages, launch denial of service attacks, and other assorted activities, both mundane and nefarious. On Twitter bots are mostlyspam, but occasionally, they’re creative endeavors. Mark Sample will lead participants in the creation of bots that can “reveal the injustice and inequality of the world and imagine alternatives. … that question how, when, who and why.”


Class 15 (Thursday, 12 October 2017)

News / Etc.

  • It’s almost break. I hope you are able to enjoy break and to decompress from the stress of the first half of the semester.

Upcoming Work

  • Paper: Approx. 1000 words. Reflect on the the new draft ACM code of ethics. Compare to the old version. What changes do you see as particularly important? What other changes do you think should still be made? What else belongs? What doesn’t belong? Etc.

Good things to do

Note: I do not do extra credit in two-credit classes.

  • CS Extras Today

Class 14 (Tuesday, 10 October 2017)


Class 13 (Thursday, 5 October 2017)

News / Etc.

  • Our mentors arrive next Tuesday. Plan to meet with them at lunch (and at 11, if possible and probably for a Tuesday CS extras).

Upcoming Work

  • Paper: Approx. 1000 words. Reflect on the the new draft ACM code of ethics. Compare to the old version. What changes do you see as particularly important? What other changes do you think should still be made? What else belongs? What doesn’t belong? Etc.

Good things to do

Note: I do not do extra credit in two-credit classes.


Class 12 (Tuesday, 3 October 2017)

News / Etc.

  • Our mentors arrive next Tuesday. Plan to meet with them at lunch (and at 11, if possible and probably for a Tuesday CS extras).

Upcoming Work

  • Paper: Approx. 1000 words. Reflect on the the new draft ACM code of ethics. Compare to the old version. What changes do you see as particularly important? What other changes do you think should still be made? What else belongs? What doesn’t belong? Etc.

Good things to do

Note: I do not do extra credit in two-credit classes.

Academic

  • CS Table Tuesday: Tapia
  • CS Extras Thursday: Grad school

Misc.

  • Lots of other things.

Class 11 (Thursday, 28 September 2017)

News / Etc.

  • Please let me know when you notice problems on the Web site. I think I’ve fixed most of them. (Okay, something is massively wrong with the generation of readings in the schedule, but that turns out to be a programming problem I don’t have time to address.)
  • Don’t forget to keep up with clients and getting your projects in order! You should be writing user stories.

Upcoming Work

  • More readings for Tuesday. To be distributed.

Good things to do

Note: I do not do extra credit in two-credit classes.

Academic

  • CS Table Tuesday: Tapia
  • CS Extras Thursday: Grad school

Misc.


Class 10 (Tuesday, 26 September 2017)

News / Etc.

  • Please let me know when you notice problems on the Web site. I think I’ve fixed most of them. (Okay, something is massively wrong with the generation of readings in the schedule, but that turns out to be a programming problem I don’t have time to address.)

Upcoming Work

  • More readings for Thursday. See schedule.

Good things to do

Note: I do not do extra credit in two-credit classes.

Academic

  • The various Google activities.

Misc.

  • Volleyball Wednesday night
  • GHS Homecoming Parade Thursday night

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Class 8 (Tuesday, 19 September 2017)

News / Etc.

  • Please let me know when you notice problems on the Web site. I think I’ve fixed most of them.
  • I’ve decided to try a strange experiment for today. See below.
  • PM will teach you more about “git” on Thursday. (branching and more.)

Upcoming Work

  • Continue normal work - Setting up projects, etc.

Good things to do

Note: I do not do extra credit in two-credit classes.

Academic

  • CS Table Today
  • CS Extras Thursday

Class 7 (Thursday, 14 September 2017)

News / Etc.

  • Please let me know when you notice problems on the Web site. I think I’ve fixed most of them.

Upcoming Work

  • Reading: The rest of POODR.

Good things to do

Note: I do not do extra credit in two-credit classes.

Academic

  • CS Extras today
  • CS Table Tuesday (tbd)

Peer

  • CS Extras today
  • Elephantitis this weekend (Saturday morning at HS and afternoon at MS) (Sunday at HS)