Meeting 2 notes

Goals

  • Re-introduce ourselves, meet new students.
  • Get new students up and running.
  • Address questions from the Meeting 2 pre-work videos.
  • Get in the habit of writing functions for everything.
  • Goal: Complete the Itsa Mario challenge from pset1.
  • Yummy goal: Eat chocolate.
  • Stretch goal: Complete the Time For Change challenge.
  • Distribute new books.
  • Know how and when to find Meeting 3 pre-work (hint: will be posted tonight).

Agenda

    • What did you learn from the videos?
      • Lecture
      • Walk-throughs
    • What questions / confusions do you have?
    • Functions, functions, functions!
    • Coding!
      • First time here? Go follow the Meeting 0 notes.
      • Tackle the challenges from Problem Set 1.
      • Use lots of functions -- write your own!
      • Ask your peers questions when you get stuck.
      • Ask Google when your peers don't know.
      • Ask an instructor when you get stuck.
      • Don't stay stuck for more than 10 minutes without asking for help.
      • Validate your programs with check50

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