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Hack your education, Fall semester 2021

Event graphic saying Hack your education, fall semester 2021. And four course dates.

Sometimes students don’t spend their time wisely, because they don’t have the basic skills in place. As a consequence, many students spend their time struggling with the basics rather than moving to the next level! 

But don’t worry! Henrik and Brian (also known as Associate Professor Kirk and soon to be Associate Professor Danielsen) got your back! They will host a series of workshops designed to set you up with everything you need to achieve success with your code work. In other words – these workshops will help you unlock your true potential!

Please note, that in order to participate, you must be able to attend all four workshops.

 


 

Program

All workshops will start at 16.15 and last appx. 1,5 hours.

October 7th: Problem-solving and basic skills

This first workshop will focus on problem-solving and basic skills. Here we will help you break down projects into small manageable tasks, helping you to spend your time wisely. This workshop will serve as the foundation for the rest of the workshops.

October 14th: Version control

This time, we will learn how to use Git as a repository and how to use branches to integrate new features and fixes into our code. We will focus on how to supercharge collaboration within our projects.

October 28th: Debugging

Being able to do efficient debugging, is something that goes beyond tools. We will demonstrate how to inspect code and how to understand output to identify errors and correct them.

November 11th: Scripting

Scripting can greatly improve workflows. Often, the time invested in writing a script will be paid back with interest, when manual work is automated and integrated into a pipeline. This moves the focus from running the code to making the code better.

 


 

Who can participate?

These workshops are designed for all students working with code – especially 1st–4th-semester students. 6th–7th-semester students are also welcome. It is free to participate.


 

Prerequisites

This is not a programming course! We will use C# and Visual Studio, but no prior knowledge is required. Complete code examples will be provided. 


 

Language

This event will be in English.


 

Location

Somewhere at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The exact location will be announced (depends on the number of people registering). These workshops require physical attendance and will not be recorded.


 

Registration

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Questions about the event may be addressed to Litte Dalsgaard, ORBIT Lab Community Manager, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering: litte@ece.au.dk / 93 52 14 47.