Lecture Materials

Class Announcements

  1. Read the syllabus, Honor Code, and Course Communication handouts.
  2. Install PyCharm using the Installing PyCharm handout. If you run into any issues, come to one of the installation help sessions (Monday, 6/24 from 3:00-4:30pm or Tuesday, 6/25 from 2:30-4:30pm).
  3. Email Nick with any OAE accommodations and/or midterm conflicts. If you have a midterm conflict, you must also fill out this form.
  4. Make sure to sign up for a section time at cs198.stanford.edu. Sections will be announced at 9am on Wednesday and start the same day!
  5. Assignment 0 (getting to know you!) is out and should only take ~5 minutes to complete. 🙂

Learning Goals (quarter-long)

  • I am excited to use programming to solve real-world problems I encounter outside class, including those related to my major/career.
  • I can break down complex problems into smaller subproblems by applying the logical reasoning skills I have gained from programming.
  • I better understand the technology in my everyday life and can identify the programmatic concepts present in these technologies.
  • I understand how computers process and organize information.