CISC220 Sections 10, 11
Meeting Time and Place
Lecture: TR 11:00 - 12:15 in Gore 208
Lab (20L): F 9:05 - 9:55 in Spencer Lab 010
Lab (21L): F 10:10 - 11:00 in Spencer Lab 010
Lab (22L): F 11:15 - 12:05 in Spencer Lab 010
Lecture: TR 2:00 - 3:15 in Willard Hall 116
Lab (30L): F 12:20 - 1:10 in Spencer Lab 010
Lab (31L): F 1:25 - 2:15 in Spencer Lab 010
Lab (32L): F 2:30 - 3:20 in Spencer Lab 010
We take tests at night: Sharp Lab 130 Tuesday March 15th 5-7pm and April 19th 5-7pm
- Textbook: We are using a custom electronic/interactive zyBook for learning C++. Instructions for access:
- Sign up at zyBooks.com
- Enter zyBook code UDelCISC220Spring2016
- Laptop I would like students to bring a laptop regularly if possible, we will code in class. If not possible then email me and find a partner to "partner code" with. If some number of students bring a power strip then we can keep those batteries charged.
- GitHub Account Think of every project as a portfolio worthy project.
- Cloud9 Account Use your github account to register with Cloud9 IDE
- Work Ethic I am expecting 10-15 focused hours of your time every week to go towards this course. I wouldn't ask this of you without a promise of benefits (see "superpowers" below).
Superpowers that I wish to give you
- C++ on your resume.
- The ability to think intelligently about managing collections of dynamic data.
- Mastery of pointers.
- Basics of complexity theory.
- Practical knowledge of the following data structures:
(Many coding interview questions ask about these structures directly.)
- Linked List
- Priority Queue
- Hash Table
- Binary Tree
- The ability to model real world problems as well studied (but abstract) problems.
Opportunities to be evaluated:
- Two mid-term exams 15% each
- Final exam 20%
- Eleven lab assignments 1% each
- Three group projects 8% each
- Participation exercises from the book 7% (If you get 90% completion that is sufficient for all 7%)
- Four Homework Assignments 2% each
- Read Chapters 1 and 2 in ZyBook (suggested Feb 11, final chance Feb 15)
- Lab 1 in-lab Feb 12
- Read Chapters 3 and 4 in ZyBook (suggested Feb 16, final chance Feb 22)
- Read Chapters 5 and 6 in ZyBook (suggested Feb 18, final chance Feb 24)
- Lab 2 in-lab Feb 19
- Read Chapter 7 in ZyBook (suggested Feb 23, final chance Feb 29)
- Read Chapter 8 in ZyBook (suggested Feb 25, final chance Mar. 2)
- Lab 3 in-lab Feb 26
- Homework 1 due March 8th
- Project 1 due March 10th (present in class)
- Test 1 March 15th 5-7pm
- HW2 due April 5th
- Project 2 due April 14th
- HW3 due April 19th
- Test 2 April 19th