Friday, February 27, 2009

note sheet for midterm exam

Our midterm exam will be closed-book, closed-notes, etc, except: you may bring a single 8 1/2 by 11 sheet of paper, filled front and back with any notes you want. During the exam you must use only your own note sheet, and you will turn in your notes with your midterm exam. We encourage you to make your own note sheet without collaborating with your classmates. We've found that the process of making your own notes will greatly help you study for the exam.

midterm review session Sunday night

We will have a review session Sunday night, from 8 - 10 pm, in Wean Hall 7500. Please come with questions: we will have no pre-prepared material.

Monday, February 23, 2009

cheating on early homeworks and quizzes

We've detected at least four cheating cases on the early homework assignments and quizzes, and we'll be handling those cases starting Tuesday night. If you think you have cheated or otherwise violated our collaboration policy, now is your chance to save yourself: your punishment will be much less harsh if you volunteer an unsolicited confession before we contact you. If you might have any reason to be concerned, please send an email to immediately.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

theory.pdf in starter code updated

The theory.pdf homework in the starter code was an older version of the homework. The correct version has now been updated into

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Charlie's Office Hours 30 Minutes Late on Wednesday

Charlie's Wednesday office hours this week will start at 1:30 instead of their usual time.

Office hour moved this week

I'm moving my office hour to this Thursday 2-3, at the WW cluster. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Theory questions reminder

Remember that a hard copy of your typed theory questions for Homework 2 are due in your recitation on Wednesday, February 11th. Additionally, there will be no late days for the theory questions.

Expect FrontDesk slowness Thursday night

The FrontDesk developer warned us that FrontDesk is going to be extremely slow Thursday night, possibly requiring two or more hours to grade each submission. To help yourself (and each other), please submit to FrontDesk as early and as rarely as possible. Try to avoid using FrontDesk as a testing server; it won't work on Thursday night. Instead, please write a good suite of local JUnit tests so that you only need to submit to FrontDesk when your code has passed all your local tests.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Office hour moved this week

I'm moving my office hour to Thursday 2-3 at West Wing cluster for this week only. Sorry for the confusion.

Monday, February 02, 2009

Office Hours Changed

Due to timing conflicts with other 211-related work, I have changed my office hours from Tuesdays 4:30-5:30 to Mondays 4:30-5:30 in the same location. However, I will be unable to hold them today (2/2/09).