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anonymous
 3 years ago
How many people are ready for this MOOC course to get started already? I'm ready to do this!
anonymous
 3 years ago
How many people are ready for this MOOC course to get started already? I'm ready to do this!

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anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0A Gentle Introduction to Python  http://mechanicalmooc.org/

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0someone participates in ICPC?

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0And ... what is that?

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0International College Programming Challenge

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Thanks for the suggestion! Will look that up. :D

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0International College Programming Contest*

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0it is really a amazing contest to programmers but cant participate with python language

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I am. Still a bit confused about how its all going to work to be honest, but I am excited.

kymber
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1\(\Huge\color{maroon}{\mathsf{Y}}\)\(\Huge\color{red}{\mathsf{E}}\)\(\Huge\color{orange}{\mathsf{A}}\)\(\Huge\color{yellow}{\mathsf{H}}\) \(\Huge\color{lime}{\mathsf{B}}\)\(\Huge\color{limegreen}{\mathsf{U}}\)\(\Huge\color{teal}{\mathsf{D}}\)\(\Huge\color{turquoise}{\mathsf{D}}\)\(\Huge\color{cyan}{\mathsf{Y}}\)\(\Huge\color{purple}{\mathsf{!}}\) I'm so excited guise.

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I am not very excited about it because I already can program some Java and Javascript and CSS and HTML5 and I know a lot of Math but still there is no long line of potential Employers banging on my door begging to pay me for working for them

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I'm confused how does this all work? We just do it by our selves? They give us instructions and we do it? No communication besides this?

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Hi all, yes, we'll start sending out emails on the 15 that point to specific readings, videos and exercises. But all the materials are openly available, so if you are ready to go feel free to start working. The first units on Codecademy, the first video for 6.00SC on MIT OpenCourseWare ( http://bit.ly/JUu9oJ) and the first chapter of the text ( http://www.greenteapress.com/thinkpython/thinkCSpy/html/chap01.html) are all good places to start.

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0We have about 5,300 people signed up to the mailing list for the course, by the way, so should be a great group!

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I'm totally psyched!!

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0After all the emails, I still am lost about how it's going to work, though. :O

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Ahaanomegas: At it's most basic, starting next week, you'll get an email a week that says: Read Chapter X in the text, watch this Video Y from 6.00SC on MIT OCW, do unit Z on the Codecademy exercises, do assignment Q from 6.189 on MIT OCW. If you get stuck or have trouble, come here to OpenStudy and ask for help. If you are assigned to an email group of a dozen students, you can also email them for help. Make sense? After 8 weeks, you'll have completed the course.

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Thanks for the clarification, though I was thoroughly prepared to fly by the seat of my pants on this. I've tried a lot of different ways to learn to program on my own and I've never felt as engaged as I do with this. I'm excited!

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Ohhh only 8 weeks. I was hoping it was longer. Will there be a continuation?

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@MOOCE I appreciate the lengthy response. I fully understand now! One more question, though (forgive me for my ignorance): which ... textbook?

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Cool I didn't know it started next week. I preparation I have purchased copies of Knuth volumes 1 and 2, which I wish I'd had a few decades ago  read the very beginning of Volume 1 this week and it seems to make some programming issues much clearer. Unfortunately it costs about $35 to get a copy, I wanted to have a PDF but I don't see any available  AddisonWesley has the copyright. I'm not sure how much time I"ll be able to put into the course, I hope I'll finish it.

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@anastaciagray You can roll right into 6.00 either on your own, or as part of the MITx course in the Spring. We'll cover the videos for Unit 1 of 6.00 in our course, so you be part way though already!

strangefyr
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0#mMooc: I had hoped there would be assignments first thing this morning....is there a certain time of day we can expect to get updates on coursework/assignments, etc? i feel like i must have missed something today since I only got the msg about how many people have signed up and nothing else ????

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@strangefyr You're doing better than me. I haven't gotten any emails today so I must really be behind the curve.

strangefyr
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0oh hey if it helps....i've been going to the blog page just to make sure i haven't missed any emails. That's where I got the "numbers" msg earlier today. http://mechanicalmooc.wordpress.com/

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Hi all, emails will be out by 8 pm Eastern US on Mondays. Sorry, we're working across teams and timezones to pull this off, and all our principle team members have day jobs. We appreciate your patience. @maskmethod, Did you register at http://mechanicalmooc.org?

strangefyr
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Thanks @MOOCE ! That's very helpful. :)

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@MOOCE Honestly, I don't recall whether I registered or not but I feel I must have. I have received all the blog posts through 'Legalese' so far. I just haven't received the 'numbers' post. I just noticed that I received the 'Python  Week 1' email about half an hour ago. Thanks for the prompt responses!

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@strangefyr thank for the link.

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0If you received the week 1 email, you did register. Good luck!

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@MOOCE Thanks for the well wishes and I feel confident that with the excellent course materials and the assistance of my fellow students I will succeed!!
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