Throughout your education as a Computer Scientist at Carnegie Mellon, you will take courses on programming, theoretical ideas, logic, systems, etc. As you progress, you will be expected to pick up the so-called “tools of the trade.” This course is intended to help you learn what you need to know in a friendly, low-stress, high-support way. We will discuss UNIX, LaTeX, debugging and many other essential tools.
For more information, you should checkout the syllabus.
NOTE: We are still tweaking the schedule, and it is subject to change.
|8/31||Week 1||Terminal usage|
|11/30||Week 11||Terminal Configuration|
Throughout the semester, we’ll be holding extra workshops and talks outside of class, dubbed “extratations”, to explore topics that we don’t want to test you on but that you might find interesting.
Time and Location: 2:00 pm Saturday and Sunday in GHC 4102
We’ll be posting the extratation schedule here.
|9/9||Git basics, shell tricks|
|9/10||Git basics, shell tricks|
|10/7||Pandoc & Midterm Review|
|10/8||Pandoc & Midterm Review|
This site is broken up into a number of Topics which are further broken up into Lessons. One topic in particular relates directly to the assignments in this class: Readings. The “Readings” topic is where you can find links to the the lessons that will be useful for solving that week’s lab.
In general, there are more lesson pages than there are labs. You will only be assessed on your knowledge of those that relate to solving the labs. The others are there as additional resources.Copyright © 2014, Great Practical Ideas in Computer Science.