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elz ([personal profile] elz) wrote2009-10-26 10:35 am

Winter project!

Would anyone else be interested in going through the MIT Introduction to Computer Science and Programming class with me? The lectures, reading materials and assignments are free and online, and there's no prerequisite knowledge. I figure it might be handy to go through an overview like that so that I can start filling gaps I have from learning things on my own via the University of Google.


Also, some guy on reddit is teaching C. He started a month ago, and he's on lesson 113. *boggles* Turns out it's not a bad platform for learning, actually.
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[personal profile] zooey_glass 2009-10-26 06:47 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh man, I would love to, but I couldn't possibly do it until January. If you wanted to wait till then, then I'm definitely in, but it's a ways away!
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[personal profile] hl 2009-10-26 07:35 pm (UTC)(link)
I would love to do that! How are you planing to do it?
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[personal profile] hl 2009-10-26 08:05 pm (UTC)(link)
Depending on when we start, I would definitively like the two-a-week schedule.


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[personal profile] fairestcat 2009-10-26 07:55 pm (UTC)(link)
Oooh! I just might be!


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[personal profile] cal 2009-10-26 08:48 pm (UTC)(link)
I would love to have a go, at least! Though admittedly it would have to be really no prerequisite knowledge for me to keep up for long, hahaha. :D
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[personal profile] bingeling 2009-10-27 08:26 am (UTC)(link)
Hee, I have downloaded a crapload of courses from MIT courseware for my Uni project and that was one of them. :D

I've seen the first lecture, but that was mostly administrativia...so I can't really say anything about how hard it is. But I really like the lecturers and they were like "You can have too much knowledge for this class, you can't have too little." ♥

I would definitely be interested going through the class together! I may be jumping ahead, depending on what I need for University. But I would definitely come back to do it again. I know I'll need it. ;)

[personal profile] rustler 2009-10-27 04:53 pm (UTC)(link)
Me! Me! I will be hopelessly lost in no time, but that's never stopped me before. :g:


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