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Class 16: Prepare for the second half


We prepare for the second half of the semester



  • Second half model
  • Expectations


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.”