Intro to Computer Science Study Group

This is for anyone that is interested in learning the principles of Computer Science by going through edX's CS50x course together. We're going to work through this at our own pace to ensure that we know these concepts cold. Languages covered are C, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP and SQL. If you're interested in joining this study group just RSVP and we will coordinate dates and times that work for us via email. More information about the course is below.

"CS50x is Harvard College's introduction to the intellectual enterprises of computer science and the art of programming for majors and non-majors alike, with or without prior programming experience. An entry-level course taught by David J. Malan, CS50x teaches students how to think algorithmically and solve problems efficiently. Topics include abstraction, algorithms, data structures, encapsulation, resource management, security, software engineering, and web development. Languages include C, PHP, and JavaScript plus SQL, CSS, and HTML. Problem sets inspired by real-world domains of biology, cryptography, finance, forensics, and gaming. As of Fall 2012, the on-campus version of CS50x is Harvard's largest course.

Prerequisites: None. CS50x is designed for students with or without prior programming experience."

Course link: https://www.edx.org/courses/HarvardX/CS50x/2012/about

Recommended texts:

http://net.pku.edu.cn/~course/cs101/2008/resource/The_C_Programming_Language.pdf

http://cslibrary.stanford.edu/101/EssentialC.pdf

http://tvvinh.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/cautrucdulieu_gtrinh_english_c_and_datastructure_dhcn_200811.pdf

 

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  • Randy A.

    Hi there ... i have a question.. could you tell me if this meetup is going to finish in april as the CS50x at EDX? thanks
    P.S. and if that is correct could u tell me when do you think there will be another meetup about the same topic..

    March 23, 2013

    • Jamal

      We're going at our own pace and will finish after April, 15th. I'm guessing we'll finish sometime in May and anyone can join us at anytime. For example, today most people didn't even watch the lectures yet and we were able to make some progress. It's not too late, but do try to watch the lectures or weeks 0 - 2 before next Sunday if you plan on stopping by.

      March 24, 2013

    • Randy A.

      Hey thanks very much for the info,, i hope is not too late ,, sure i'll be there next sunday,, there is any other thing that i may need besides the lectures?

      March 24, 2013

  • Jay

    Jamal is a great teacher, humble and intuitive. Thank you!!

    March 24, 2013

  • Rush

    Hi I'd like to join, where can I did more info on what I should bring?

    March 24, 2013

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