Inshallah, we will be in person all semester. But things will be weird, and we may do more or less asynchronously.
Programming isn’t the worst thing to learn and discuss during a pandemic, but it still will require a little more conscious effort at community-building than a normal classroom.
This course uses a static website (which you’re probably on right now) to maintain the syllabus. There will be changes in the course of the semester; please accustom yourself to checking the online site. If you prefer a paper syllabus, an up-to-date pdf will generally be available at [http://benschmidt.org/code21/syllabus.pdf].
Most communication for this course will take place on a dedicated slack channel. Slack is a workplace productivity tool, but I find it works better for this class than NYU courses. Plus, by signing on to an NYU-wide channel
A few rules:
All online platforms try to do all things. But they’re not equally good.
Be good. Affirm people for who they are and how they wish be treated; don’t make people feel bad. Coding is often a toxic culture that exacerbates some of the worst inequalities in our culture; the goal here is to try to get a fresh start.