DeCal on topics in CS not covered by the CS curriculum.
This is our adaptation of MIT’s class by the same name, with gracious permission to adapt their course. We follow closely in their motivation to teach the class, and here is their course description:
Classes teach you all about advanced topics within CS, from operating systems to machine learning, but there’s one critical subject that’s rarely covered, and is instead left to students to figure out on their own: proficiency with their tools. We’ll teach you how to master the command-line, use a powerful text editor, use fancy features of version control systems, and much more!
Students spend hundreds of hours using these tools over the course of their education (and thousands over their career), so it makes sense to make the experience as fluid and frictionless as possible. Mastering these tools not only enables you to spend less time on figuring out how to bend your tools to your will, but it also lets you solve problems that would previously seem impossibly complex.
If you wish Git made sense, or if you just wanted to know how to use your terminal to its actual capacity, this class is for you!
Please sign up for this DeCal on our interest form!
The first day of instruction will be 1/26/2021.
Zoom link: links.cs198.org/zoom