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1 Welcome to CS 115! Introduction to Programming Fall 2015

2 Class URL Please write this down!

3 Personnel Dr. Debby Keen, Course Coordinator/Lab Instructor  Office hours in Davis Marksbury 215: posted on class web page soon  Email: Dr. Neil Moore, Lecturer  Office hours in Hardymon 207  Email: Teaching Assistants  Office hours will be set up soon  Held in RGAN 102 or Multilab (EE Annex 203)  Can talk to ANY of them about programming problems

4 Thank you very much!!

5 Laptop Policies Lecture  Studies show most students with laptops open in front of them are NOT paying attention to the lecture  IF you insist on using a laptop in lecture, you MUST sit in the very BACK row of the classroom, so that you distract only yourself and not other students Lab  There are sufficient computers in each lab for every student but you can use your own laptop if you wish, even for lab tests

6 Textbook and Supplies Textbook is online book by Zyante “zybook” Students are responsible for material in chapters that are in schedule and material covered in lectures

7 Software we will use Python  Open source and Free  from  Get version 3.x – right now is 3.4.3  Easy to install on your machine, already in labs  Includes IDLE Development Environment WingIDE 101 (optional but better than IDLE)  101 version is free  Less prone to crashes than IDLE  from

8 For Attendance – on one 3x5 card Write your NAME Write the DATE Write your SECTION AND on the front of the card...

9 GOALS - write them down 1.What are your goals for this class? That is, what do you want to learn? 2.How much time do you expect to spend on this class OUTSIDE of lecture and lab time?

10 Goals Activity - continued SHARE your answers with a neighbor and ADD if you like COMPARE your answers with the syllabus

11 And on the back of the card, describe What is the most complicated thing you have done with a computer? or What have you done with a computer that you are most proud of? We are trying to tell what level of experience you have with computers.

12 At end of class Turn in your card at the end of class by dropping it in one of the boxes, at the front of the room or by the 2 exit doors at the back of the room

13 The goals of the class are To acquire an understanding of computer architecture and data representations (variables, representation of numbers and character strings) To learn basic algorithmic problem-solving techniques (decision structures, loops, functions) To be able to use and understand classes To be able to design, document, implement and test solutions to programming problems

14 Experience in Programming This class assumes NO experience in programming It does assume some experience with computers and Windows  copying files, printing  navigating paths Plan on 10 hours a week outside of class If you HAVE a lot of programming experience, consider the BYPASS exam

15 Why learn to program? It’s required in my major I learn things that apply beyond pgming I use programs to analyze the data I run in my lab experiments in my major I automate tedious things I have to do I found out I like to do it! I need to communicate with other people about programming It is a good career

16 Your Grade is Based on: Lecture Attendance 5% Lab Attendance and Assignments 8% Zybook Assignments 5% Programming Assignments 32% Two Exams during the semester 20% Two Lab Exams 10% Final Exam (Comprehensive) 20%

17 If you Must have a certain grade Tell Dr. Keen or Dr. Moore about it NOW! We are willing to work with you all semester long to achieve your goal We can set up a regular appointment time DO NOT wait until the end of the semester and say “But I have to have a … whatever”

18 Tests during the Semester Lecture Tests are common hour exams  in Whitehall Classroom Building 118, 106,102  Wednesdays, Oct. 7, Nov.11, 7:30-9:30 pm  closed note, closed book Lab Tests happen in lab sections at usual time on Mondays or Fridays  Oct. 9 (F), Oct. 12 (M), Nov. 30 (M), Dec. 4 (F)  in usual lab  open note, open book

19 Attendance Required at All Lectures  taken regularly by cooperative activities Required at All Lab sessions  don’t get credit for team submission if not there only "UK excuses" accepted  death in family, illness, school trips, religious holidays  Give Dr. Keen or Dr. Moore your excuse documentation on paper

20 Class Locations Lecture (TR) Sections 1-15 Whitehall Classroom Building 118 Lab sections – (M or F) RGAN 103 Office Hours  Dr. Keen – Davis Marksbury 215  Dr. Moore – Hardymon 207  TAs - RGAN 102 or Multilab EE203 Exams – Whitehall Classroom Final Exam – Memorial Hall

21 Weekly Schedule (Day Sections 1-7) MondayTuesdayWedThursdayFriday Lab starts at 9am until 5pm RGAN 103 Lecture CB 118 11:00 am Lecture CB 118 11:00 am

22 Weekly Schedule (Day Sections 8-15) MondayTuesdayWedThursdayFriday Lecture CB 118 11:00 am Lecture CB 118 11:00 am Lab starts at 8am until 4pm RGAN 103

23 Due Dates/Times Homework – Done individually, submitted by midnight of due date Labs – individual work due the day before lab session, then team work submitted by end of lab session Labs are NOT accepted after that! Programs have a late penalty of 10% of grade for every day late, up to 5 calendar days

24 Plagiarism / Cheating “Getting an unfair academic advantage"  Using other people's code as your own  Attempt to make code appear to work when it does not NO assistance from someone else on Lab or Lecture tests or Individual Labs or Homework Only talk in GENERAL TERMS about program assignments, not specifics Do NOT "work together" on the source code of a program

25 Cheating, continued Do NOT show your source code to any other student - Protect your source code! Do not post your code on the Internet. If you talk to anyone outside the class, do not let anyone give you code or dictate code to you. YOU are the one writing it! Penalties start with a zero on the assignment and a LETTER in your permanent file. UK Policy is followed.

26 Cooperative Work On the other hand!  “Talk to your neighbor” or cooperative activities in lectures  Team Lab assignments – you will have lab teams and turn in work with them

27 Your “Magic Excuse” Everybody has one and only one Only works on programs, not labs! Gives you 24-hour extension of deadline with no documented excuse If you don’t use it during the semester, good for 10 bonus points on final exam To use it, see the syllabus – must let TA or Dr. Keen or Dr. Moore know before last day to turn program in

28 Accommodation Please tell Dr. Keen or Dr. Moore about it if you have a letter - as soon as possible! Letters are not retroactive! We can arrange both lecture and lab tests to be accommodated

29 Mythbusting about CS 115 It's a 100-level course, it's EASY! or not much work! or trivial! (It’s not) You can cram the night before the tests and get through the course ok (you can’t) You can wait until the day the programs are due to start work on them (you can’t) You can just memorize code (you can’t) It’s mostly CS majors! (it isn’t)

30 Population of the class Computer Science 28% Computer Engineering 18% Electrical Engineering 16% Undecided 13 % Math 4 % Education 3% Other 18%

31 Make Yourself a Study Plan for CS 115 When and where you will study What materials you will need to study What rewards you will give yourself if you follow your study plan How you plan to prepare for tests What you will do about test anxiety What you will do when you miss a class

32 What to do next Make your study plan Read Chapter 1 and 2 of textbook Work on Homework 1 Make sure your University account is activated Labs start Monday, August 31. You will be asked to interpret and run a program. Practice the tutorial online.

33 Today's Exit Have your NAME, DATE, SECTION, and GOALS on the 3x5 card Put your card in a box Help us get to know you!

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