CS 3 (Spring 2021)

Welcome to CS 3! We’re super excited to have you here this term!

Announcements

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Calendar

Wellness and Inclusion

It is very important to us that you succeed in CS 3. We provide many extra resources to help you. Adam and the TAs hold many office hours, and we have a message board called Ed Discussion.

It is also very important to us that you maintain your mental wellness throughout the course. A few points are not worth losing sleep over. Everyone on the course staff is available to chat, and you can always attend office hours for a non-academic conversation if necessary. You can also visit the counseling center if you find you need help beyond the course staff. If you have a temporary health condition or permanent disability (either mental health or physical health related), you should contact accessibility services if you have not already. Additionally, if there is something we can do to make your experience better, please let us know.

Diversity, inclusion, and belonging are all core values of this course. All participants in this course must be treated with respect by other members of the community in accordance with the honor code. If you feel unwelcome or unsafe in any way, no matter how minor, we encourage you to talk to Adam or one of the Deans. We view these sorts of honor code violations as completely unacceptable, and we take them very seriously.

Tools

Project Registration Office Hours Queue Grades Tool Zoom

Course Staff

Instructor

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Book an appointment!
Annenberg 115
blank@caltech.edu
(626) 395-1765

Teaching Assistants

Hopper
she/her
hopper@
Adam Abbas
he/him
aabbas@
An Tran
he/him
antran@
Daniel Nee
he/him
dnee@
Devin Chotzen-Hartzell
he/him
dchotzen@
Esmir Mesic
he/him
esmir@
Ethan Eason
he/him
eeason@
James Bowden
he/him
jbowden@
Jonathon Corrales de Oliveira
he/him
jcorrale@
Julen Lujambio
he/him
jlujambi@
Louis Santos
he/him
ldsantos@
Luka Valencic
he/him
lvalenci@
Ryan Han
he/him
rhan@
Sarah Dunbar
she/her
sdunbar@
Thai Khong
he/him
tkhong@
Tyrone McNichols
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tmcnicho@

Handouts

The following is a list of handouts that you might find helpful throughout the course. We’ve categorized them by when they are useful.

Course Information

Syllabus – an overview of the course and administrative information

Collaboration

Pair Programming – introduction to pair programming

Collaboration Policy – the course collaboration policy

Code Quality and Docs

Code Quality Guidelines – guidelines for how you should write C code

C Documentation – documentation for C standard library functions

Week 0

Windows Setup – instructions on how to get Windows set up for the course

OS X Setup – instructions on how to get Macs set up for the course

Merge Requests – instructions on to make a merge request to complete reworks

Schedule

L00 Mon, Mar 29 Introduction [ pdf | code ]
Course administrivia. C/Java comparison.
Project00 (ABC's) due @ 11:30 pm on Thu, Apr 01
L01 Mon, Apr 05 Pointers [ pdf ]
Lab01 (strings) due @ 06:45 pm on Tue, Apr 06
Project01 (star) due @ 11:59 pm on Thu, Apr 08
L02 Mon, Apr 12 Debugging
Lab02 (debugging) due @ 06:45 pm on Tue, Apr 13
Project02 (gravity) due @ 11:59 pm on Thu, Apr 15
L03 Mon, Apr 19 Testing
Lab03 (abstraction) due @ 06:45 pm on Tue, Apr 20
Project03 (scenes) due @ 11:59 pm on Thu, Apr 22
L04 Mon, Apr 26 Design Concepts & Libraries
Lab04 (iter dev) due @ 06:45 pm on Tue, Apr 27
Project04 (forces & impulses) due @ 11:59 pm on Thu, Apr 29
L05 Mon, May 03 Interviews
Lab05 (fuzzing) due @ 06:45 pm on Tue, May 04
Project05 (collisions1) due @ 11:59 pm on Thu, May 06
L06 Mon, May 10 Source Diving
Project06 (collisions2) due @ 11:59 pm on Thu, May 13
:( Mon, May 17 No Class: GDDs!
Game (GDDs) due @ 11:59 pm on Mon, May 17
L07 Mon, May 24 Victory Lap
Lab06 (tbd1) due @ 06:45 pm on Tue, May 25
:( Mon, May 31 No Class: Memorial Day
Lab07 (tbd2) due @ 06:45 pm on Tue, Jun 01
Game (game) due @ 11:59 pm on Thu, Jun 03