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Announcements- Fall 2007-2
The final will be graded on Wednesday. I hope that all grades, including any late homework grades and pop quiz #4 will be entered into TSquare by Thursday. I can't promise when I will enter official final grades into OSCAR, but it has to be before noon December 18. I will post a dummy spreadsheet to the slides/code page so that you can calculate your official grade based on the grades entered into TSquare. Remember that the calculation is complicated, because only the top n-1 pop quizzes count, and there is a previously announced adjustment to test grades too. I use 60/70/80/90 as the grade boundaries and don't curve. But if there are a bunch of students whose grades straddle a grade boundary, followed by a gap until the next student below, I will move the students whose grades are very similar up (but never down). So if you have 89.8 you may get an A.
Please note that the College of Computing Technical Services Organization is doing essential maintenance to some web servers starting this Friday morning. It is possible that I will be without email from Friday until Monday, so I am not ignoring you if you send me a grade-related question over the weekend and I don't reply. TSO really needed to start this work by tomorrow to ensure that essential services continue, but faculty/student communication is so important during finals week, they agreed to delay. I hope that you, like me, appreciate their flexibility.
OK. If it helps you plan your time, here is the breakdown of questions on the final. There are eleven questions as follows:
Each question is worth 10%. We will discard your lowest score.
- General programming/Python knowledge
- Digitization of media (i.e. pictures, sounds and movies)
- Pictures (two questions)
- Sounds and/or movies
- Text and list processing (two questions)
- Turtle graphics
- Object-oriented programming
- Computer science concepts
C. HTML. 12 points total
|Here are the questions from test 3 where the answers were supposed to be written on the back of the test.|
1. HTML is mainly for marking up a document with logical tags. To
control the layout and physical appearance of a web page, the best
language to use is
2. Match the following logical document elements with their HTML tags.
(a) Table 1. <A>
(b) Link 2. <H1>
(c) Paragraph 3. <IMG>
(d) Major heading 4. <ITEM>
(e) A row in a table 5. <LI>
(f) A bulleted list 6. <OL>
(g) An item in a list 7. <P>
(h) A picture 8. <TABLE>
3. Normally, what would be displayed in blue and underlined in the
<P>This is a fragment of HTML.
<A HREF="anotherREMOVED.html">My favorite colors</A> are navy and gold.
4. What does the color and underlining indicate to a user?
1 point Jon Cohen|
|Hey everybody, we will be having class on Friday to review for the final. There will also be review sessions at noon on Sunday and 5 PM on Sunday, room TBA. The in-class review will cover different topics than the other reviews, so I would recommend attending both. Also, I will answer questions if there are topics that you are confused about. Thanks! Brittany Duncan|
|Important change in calculation of final grade. The final exam is cumulative and is designed to assess your understanding at the end of the semester. So it is a more valid assessment than earlier tests. To help those of you who did poorly on one of the four tests but do well on the final, I will replace your lowest grade on the tests by your final test score. (E.g. Say you get 95% on the final, but got 65% on Test #2. In that case, I will replace your Test 2 score by 95.) Note: This doesn't work the other way round. You can't be exempted from the final, and if you do less well on the final, you can't replace your final score by your best test score! Colin Potts|| |
| Hi! Sorry I can't make it to my regular office hours today. I will be in the CoC from 5:30 to 6:30 instead. I can stay later if needed just send me an email. Good luck on your test! Rita Kelly|
|Ok so my office hours for today are going to be moved back to coincide with my normal recitation time (3:00-4:30), and they will be in the same place. I figured this would make my office hours more convenient for more people. Sicne my office hours are in the TA lab, feel free to come by and pick up your exams. Student3703|
| Hi! I will also be having office hours in the TA lab today from 3-4:30 (feel free to come get your test). Also tomorrow I will still have office hours from 2pm until a little after 3pm. If no one shows up by 3pm I will leave for the day. If you would like to show up after 3pm just email me, ritakelly[at]gatech.edu, and I will stay until 4pm. I hope everyone has a great break!! :) Rita Kelly|| |
|Hey everybody. I'll have your tests to give back during my office hours today and tomorrow. If you can't make it then, please see any of the other TAs during their office hours. Thanks. Student5501|
|I will be holding office hours this upcoming Tuesday from 3:00-4:30 in the CoC Commons. As a result, I am canceling my Wednesday office hours. Frederick Ealick|
|Attention Students: Recitations have been canceled for this week! Have an awesome Thanksgiving! :-) Student3703|
| I need to cancel my office hours for today. Perhaps I'll re-schedule for November 45 with Toni (see announcement below ;) Tom McFarlin |
|Sorry for the short notice everyone, but my office hours today are moved to the College of Architecture, room 104Student3703|
|I will be grading your tests today, so my office hours are moved to Klaus 1123. Sorry for the inconvenience.Frederick Ealick|
|Car trouble! I won't be in my office hours in person this afternoon. However, I shall be online (Coweb, email, IM) 3-5pm. Sorry for late notice. To meet in person about non-HW issues, send me a msg and we'll schedule.Colin Potts|
|Sorry for the late notice, but I need to cancel my office hours for today. Feel free to send me an e-mail, and I'll help you out! /bStudent3703|
Call for Participation in a Research Study (Optional)
1315 Women only
Just a short interview about what interests you about different careers and if those interests relate to technology and computing. Participation in this study will help lead to a better understanding of why there are so few women in computing and help close the gap.
The session will take at most ninety minutes
You will get a $10 Starbucks gift card for your time
Only 10 spots, Week of November 12th, and 19th
Please visithttp://home.cc.gatech.edu/jpdimond/3for more details
Please email@example.com a time that works for you
|Hey everyone! I am shortening my office hours today. They will end at 5:05 pm. I apologize for the inconvenience, but I don't imagine it will cause too much of a hassle since you guys had a test just yesterday. :-) Thanks for the understanding!Student3703|
|Something has come up and I will be unable to have my Office Hours today. Sorry for any problems this may cause.Tom McFarlin|
|A couple of changes to my next office hours: (1) Friday Nov 2, I will be available as usual in the Student Center, but only until 10:45, as I have to leave early for a PhD proposal defense; (2) Monday, Nov 5th office hours are CANCELED, as I shall be attending a workshop off campus; (3) "Virtual office hours": I shall be online for email/IM consultation off and on over the weekend until late Sunday afternoon. I won't be available Sunday evening.Colin Potts|
|Hey everyone. My office hours today are cancelled, due to the game. Sorry for the short notice, and if you were planning to come today or if you need anything, feel free to send me an e-mail. Thanks guys! and GO JACKETS!! :-DStudent3703|
|Hey Everybody. I'm moving my office hours back half an hour tomorrow to 11:00 - 1:00 to make a 1:00 meeting.Student5501|
|If you are interested in becoming a TA for this class in Spring 2008, please apply athttp://www.cc.gatech.edu/~TA-app. The application closes on Nov 5th. Interviews will be done before Thanksgiving. Please email Brittany if you have any questions. - Bobby Mathew/b /font|
|Okay, it looks like I'll have to cancel my office hours altogether tomorrow. I apologize, but an urgent matter has arisen that I need to address as soon as possible. Please feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions. Thanks.Student5501|
|Hi Guys. I'm moving my Tuesday office hours this week to Thursday at 12:00 - 1:00. Thanks.Student5501|
|I am going to be out of town this Tuesday, and will not be holding Office Hours. 'We apologize for the inconvenience'. -Bryan Ake!October 22|
|I had to cancel my office hours today. I'm sorry I couldn't give forewarning, but a family emergency cropped up. I'll have them as usual Thursday, and as always, feel free to email me.Student5493|
|Hey guys, my office hours are going to be held in the States Lab today. This is the computer lab that you can see from within the Commons. Thanks.Tom McFarlin|
|I am feeling ill today and am canceling class. If you see this in class, could you help everyone else by putting something on the whiteboard? Thanks.Colin Potts|
|If you had an excused absence, and only if you had an excused absence, for Test 2, you should have been contacted about rescheduling the test. If you think you should have been and were not, contact me immediately. Sleeping in or forgetting about a test is not an excused absence.Colin Potts|
(Updated October 12.)
- When posting to the Soapbox, please DO NOT delete previous posts. You can clear out the bubble by preceding your message with an underscore.
- There is a comments page for comments. There are questions pages for homeworks/labs/tests. Those are the appropriate places for comments and questions.
- There is an announcements page for class announcements. Announcements (like this one) that are made in the Soapbox may not be visible for long. In the announcements page, they stay forever. You should check that page regularly.
- ALL email communication concerning the class should be from/to GA Tech accounts, NOT hotmail, gmail etc. Please remember to include CS1315 in your subject line for all email messages. The TAs and I are as responsive as possible to all queries and comments, but we aren't responsible for lost/misdirected email if you don't follow these guidelines.Colin Potts!October 11
Here is another event announcement that may be interesting to ID and CM majors in particular:Colin PottsTUESDAY, OCTOBER 16
Life as an Interaction Designer
3:30 to 5 p.m.
Klaus 1116 West
Lucas Pettinati, Senior Interaction Designer at Yahoo!, will talk about life as an interaction designer. His talk will cover how design principles are used in a work environment, how products get designed, and what companies look for when interviewing designers. You'll also have an opportunity to see actual design deliverables and learn how they impacted a recently released Yahoo! project.
Lucas is a member of the industry advisory board for our HCI MS program. This is an especially great opportunity for students who plan to seek internships and jobs in interaction design within the next few months.
Yahoo recruiting event
6 to 8 p.m.
President's Suites C and D
Bill REMOVED Student Success Center
(between Tech Tower and Bobby Dodd Stadium)
Following Lucas Pettinati's talk on life as an interaction designer, Yahoo! will host a campus recruiting event. All interested students are welcome to drop by and speak with hiring managers and recent Georgia Tech alumni now working at Yahoo!
Learn about full-time and internship opportunities available in Interaction Design, Visual Design, User Research, and Prototyping. Oh, and did we mention there'll be food?
The following is probably relevant mainly to those of you in the CM program....Colin Potts]
Undergraduate Research Opportunities in Computing (UROC)
Tuesday, October 16th
11 am - noon
Klaus 1116 East
Are you thinking about doing undergraduate research?
(I know it's crossed your mind.) Is now the time?
If you're already doing undergraduate research, have you considered
doing Research Option? Whether you're going on to a job in industry or
applying to grad school, It's a sure-fire way to mark your resume
as the best of the best.
Come to our information session and learn all about:
- Finding an undergraduate research job
- Fitting into a research group
- Research Option
Bring all your questions–this is your chance to ask.
Not sure if you're interested?
Hey, there's pizza.
|font color="red"Sorry for the change everybody, but when you submit anything on T-square, make sure that you press the "Submit" button and not the "Save Draft" button as you have done in the past. The "Save Draft" button will keep your work, but will not ever submit it. However, once you have pressed "Submit", you can't change anything without e-mailing your TA the new files, so try not to submit until you are sure that you are done. If you e-mail the TAs after 11:45 PM, your submission will still be late, so make sure that you e-mail them in time if that is what you need to do. Once again, I'm sorry about this change./font Thanks!Brittany Duncan|
|Hey guys, I need to cancel my office hours for today. Sorry for the inconvenience!Student3703|
|Hey everyone, I'm going to have to move my Office Hours by one hour today. Rather than being from 11am to 12pm, they are going to be from 12pm to 1pm.Tom McFarlin|
|Ok, so apparently my PRISM password expired a lot sooner than I thought it did, so I am going to have to go to OIT and get them to reset it. Why does this matter? I won't be able to get into my e-mail account. So please keep this in mind if you have not gotten a quick response from me and you sent me something this weekend. I should have everything fixed by this evening.Student3703|
|Hey everyone, I just wanted to let y'all know that I am not going to have my laptop with me today during my office hours, so I will not be on AIM. Thanks!Student3703|
|Hey guys, Lab 2 and Lab 3 are posted. They are due on Monday, October 1st at 7:00 PM. Thanks!Brittany Duncan|
|I will not be holding office hours today because I will be grading your tests during that time. If you need me (or another TA) you can find us in Klaus 3100Student4485|
CoC Freshmen Activities Board
- The College of Computing FAB is an organization for CS and CM freshmen. It gives you a chance to get involved and make events for other students!
- It’s a great opportunity to meet people and work with faculty and other students.
- Meeting on Thursday September 20th at 6:00PM in the College of Computing Rm. 101. Come check it out!
|I will need to delay my office hours for tomorrow by one hour. I will be holding office hours from 3-5 on Thursday this week.Frederick Ealick|
|For students who have had problems writing pictures because of the "read-only" error, here is the cause and the remedy. (1) Cause: Even though you may be writing to another folder, JES initially writes a temporary file into the JES folder. When it is done, it copies that to your intended destination. If your JES folder is read-only, you won't be able to write a picture anywhere/em. (2) Remedy. Change the read-only flag of your JES folder. (Right click on the folder and go to menu item "properties" in Windows XP to do this.)|
|My basement has a plumbing bug, so I am mopping up there and will not be in my office for office hours today. But I will be around virtually via IM/email and the HW questions page.Colin Potts|
|The first test will be on Friday, Sept. 21. All the material on basic programming techniques, Python syntax, and picture manipulations will be covered./fontColin Potts|
|If you are running MS Windows Vista and are still having problems running JES, it may be because you have an older version of Java. Java SE 6 is the version meant for use with Vista, and there have been issues with older versions of Java on Vista, particularly with applications using Swing. So make sure you are using Java Standard Edition 6.Colin Potts|
|The first homework has been posted. (See "Assignments" on the Home page). It is due next Monday. We will normally give you a full week's notice and not announce the posting of assignments, but since we lost a day to the long weekend, this is to alert you./fontColin Potts|
|Ok, so it has come to the attention of the TAs that there is a problem running JES on the Windows Vista Platform. What you need to do is to download JES onto a jump drive/ thumb drive, and run it from there. Feel free to e-mail someone if you still have problems./fontStudent3703|
Hey guys, something has come up and I will not be able to make my office hours today. I'll have extra hours next week to make up for it.Student3703!August 29
Note Taker Announcement:
A student note taker is needed in this course to take notes for a student with a disability. The note taker will be paid a stipend for this assignment. Skills needed are the ability to take accurate, legible, and organized notes and a commitment to attend every lecture. If interested, please contact Tina Allen via office phone at 404-894-2563 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. Be sure to indicate the Professor's name, time, day and course number in the subject line of the announcement.
Your TA will e-mail you if they did not recieve the e-mail part of your assignment. If your reason for not having turned this in is due to our server space issues, please keep that e-mail in your Inbox for later submission. You can forward it to your TA after they have e-mailed you to request it. Please do not send it to me or to them until it is requested. Thanks! Brittany Duncan!August 23
Is anyone else finding the download of JES 3.0.6 impossibly slow? For those of you who are having difficulty downloading it and who have a copy of the textbook with the CD-ROM, please go ahead and install JES version 2 from the CD. You can upgrade to 3.0.6. as soon as we sort out these difficulties. If you don't have a copy of the CD-ROM and don't have a friend with one, hold on and wait for a follow-up announcement about Plan B....whatever that is.Colin Potts!August 23
There have been some problems with the outgoing email server for the College of Computing this afternoon (Thursday). I can read email, but can't send any. If you send me a message, I may not get back to you until tomorrow.Colin Potts
Apologies for the flip-flopping, but there will not be recitations this week.
There will be recitations this week, but they will be short. We shall be covering the collaboration policy and the installation of JES software.
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