On Tue, 25 Mar 2014, Tim Visher wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 24, 2014 at 9:52 PM, David Kinzer <[address removed]> wrote:
> I really like this idea overall. The more people we have getting
> comfortable leading at the group, the better our meetings will become and
> the more widespread the SICP learnings will become.
> The only thing I would say is that people shouldn't be discouraged from not
> being able to get to all the exercises. They weren't even all assigned when
> the course was taught (at least in the videos). Instead, do the reading and
> get to as many exercises as you can, even if you're only responsible for
> certain ones.
Definitely! When David brought this up at the meeting I thought that it was
an excellent way to get some additional motivation to get some additional
motivation to sit down and get some additional motivation to make it
through the exercises. But, making it through as many as possible on one's
own should still be the goal!
> I'm working on an org file that is a reading plan for the book that other
> people could potentially use to organize their own readings.
Excellent! I'm looking forward to seeing it. If you want an initial
org-mode format for all of the exercises, I have one in my github repo for
SICP. All of the markup isn't translated to LaTeX, but the exercise text
has been pulled over from the TeXinfo version.
I was pleasantly impressed with the job that github does at rendering org
files intelligently. If they just handled the LaTeX, it would be perfect!