Class discussion of students' programming projects.
Variable credit, depending on the amount of work
produced and class participation.
- When: Tues/Fri 1:30-2:50pm
- Where: Sci 217
- Faculty: Jim Mahoney
- Credits: variable, typically 2-4
- Level: Intermediate
- Prereq: Permission of instructor.
This is an intermediate level course aimed at those
who have some experience in writing computer programs.
The direction this class goes will depend on
who shows up and where they're at. Nearly any kind
of programming project of your choice is fair game,
including ones designed to let you explore a new language.
Possible projects might include
lego robots with Java, bioinformatics with Perl,
machine learning with Lisp, numerical simulations
in Fortran, system sockets in C++, playing
poker with Python, writing spam filters in Ruby,
or whatever else comes to mind,
In addition to the algorithms and code itself,
expect to discuss issues around programming
such as the planning process, documentation,
and version control.