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Welcome to CS 115!. Introduction to Programming. Class URL www.cs.uky.edu/~keen/115/115.html Please write this down!. Personnel. Dr. Debby Keen, lecturer Office hours – use them! M 12-3pm, T 10:20-11, 11:50-12:30, 3-4:45 pm, R 10:20-11, 11:50-12:30, 1:30-4pm, F by appointment

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welcome to cs 115

Welcome to CS 115!

Introduction to Programming

  • Dr. Debby Keen, lecturer
    • Office hours – use them!
    • M 12-3pm, T 10:20-11, 11:50-12:30, 3-4:45 pm, R 10:20-11, 11:50-12:30, 1:30-4pm, F by appointment
    • Held in FPAT 773A or CB 102 or CB 122 on TR
    • Email – [email protected]
  • Teaching Assistants
    • Office hours will be set up soon
    • Held in RGAN 102 or FPAT 773C
    • Can talk to ANY of them about programming problems
laptop policies
Laptop Policies
  • Lecture
    • Studies show most students with laptops open in front of them are NOT paying attention to the lecture
    • IF you insist on using a laptop in lecture, you MUST sit in the very BACK row of the classroom, so that you distract only yourself and not other students
  • Lab
    • There are sufficient computers in each lab for every student but you can use your own laptop if you wish, even for lab tests
textbook and supplies
Textbook and Supplies
  • Textbook is a Free interactive web site


“How to Think like a Computer Scientist”

  • Students are responsible for material in chapters that are in schedule and material covered in lectures
  • CodeLab – cost $25 – required, buy online
software we will use
Software we will use
  • Python
    • Open source and Free
    • from Python.org
    • Get version 3.x – right now is 3.3.3
    • Easy to install on your machine, already in labs
    • Includes IDLE Development Environment
  • WingIDE 101 (optional but better than IDLE)
    • free
    • Less prone to crashes than IDLE
    • from http://wingware.com/downloads/wingide-101/
for attendance on one 3x5 card
For Attendance – on one 3x5 card
  • Write your NAME
  • Write the DATE
  • Write your SECTION
  • AND on the front of the card ...
goals write them down
GOALS - write them down
  • What are your goals for this class? That is, what do you want to learn?
  • How much time do you expect to spend on this class OUTSIDE of lecture and lab time?
goals activity continued
Goals Activity - continued
  • SHARE your answers with a neighbor and ADD if you like
  • COMPARE your answers with the syllabus
and on the back of the card describe
And on the back of the card, describe
  • What is the most complicated thing you have done with a computer?


  • What have you done with a computer that you are most proud of?

We are trying to tell what level of experience you have with computers.

at end of class
At end of class
  • Turn in your card at the end of class by putting it in the appropriate envelope for your section
the goals of the class are
The goals of the class are
  • To acquire an understanding of computer architecture and data representations (variables, representation of numbers and character strings)
  • To learn basic algorithmic problem-solving techniques (decision structures, loops, functions)
  • To be able to use and understand classes
  • To be able to design, document, implement and test solutions to programming problems
experience in programming
Experience in Programming
  • This class assumes NO experience in programming
  • It does assume some experience with computers and Windows
    • copying files, printing
    • navigating paths
  • Plan on 10 hours a week outside of class
  • If you HAVE a lot of programming experience, consider the BYPASS exam
why learn to program
Why learn to program?
  • it’s required in my major
  • I learn things that apply beyond pgming
  • I use programs to analyze the data I run in my lab experiments in my major
  • I automate tedious things I have to do
  • I found out I like to do it!
  • I need to communicate with other people about programming
  • it is a good career
your grade is based on
Your Grade is Based on:
  • Lecture Attendance 5%
  • Lab Attendance and Assignments 13%
  • Programming Assignments 32%
  • Two Exams during the semester     20%
  • Two Lab Exams 10%
  • Final Exam (Comprehensive) 20%
if you must have a certain grade
If you Must have a certain grade
  • Tell Dr. Keen about it NOW!
  • We are willing to work with you all semester long to achieve your goal
  • We can set up a regular appointment time
  • DO NOT wait until the end of the semester and say “But I have to have a … whatever”
tests during the semester
Tests during the Semester
  • Lecture Tests are common hour exams
    • in Chemistry-Physics Building 139
    • Wednesdays Feb. 19 and April 2 7:30-9:30 pm
    • closed note, closed book
  • Lab Tests happen in lab sections at usual time on Mondays
    • March 3 and April 21
    • in RGAN 103 lab
    • open note, open book
  • Required at All Lectures
    • taken regularly by quizzes, cooperative activities
  • Required at All Lab sessions
    • don’t get credit for team submission if not there
  • only "UK excuses" accepted
    • death in family, illness, school trips, religious holidays
    • Give Dr. Keen your excuse documentation
class locations
Class Locations
  • Lecture – (TR) Whitehall Classroom Building 122 and 102
  • Lab sections – (M) RGAN 103 and (W) MLK 213
  • Office Hours
    • Dr. Keen FPAT 773A, CB 122,102
    • TAs RGAN 102 and FPAT 773C
due dates times
Due Dates/Times
  • Labs – individual work due the day before lab session, then team work submitted by end of lab session
  • Labs are NOT accepted after that!
  • Programs – submitted electronically
  • Programs have a late penalty of 10% of grade for every day late, up to 5 calendar days
plagiarism cheating
Plagiarism / Cheating
  • “Getting an unfair academic advantage"
    • using other people's code as your own
    • attempt to make code appear to work when it does not
  • NO assistance from someone else on Lab or Lecture tests
  • Only talk in GENERAL TERMS about program assignments, not specifics
  • Do NOT "work together" on the source code of a program
cheating cont d
Cheating, cont'd
  • Do NOT show your source code to any other student - Protect your source code!
  • Do not post your code on the Internet!
  • If you talk to anyone outside the class, do not let anyone give you code or dictate code to you! YOU are the one writing it!
  • Penalties START with a zero on the assignment and a LETTER in your permanent file! UK Policy is followed
cooperative work
Cooperative Work

On the other hand!

  • “Talk to your neighbor” or cooperative activities in lectures
  • Lab assignments – you will have lab teams and turn in work with them
your magic excuse
Your “Magic Excuse”
  • Everybody has one and only one
  • Only works on programs, not labs!
  • Gives you 24-hour extension of deadline

with no documented excuse

  • If you don’t use it during the semester, good for 10 bonus points on final exam
  • To use it, see the syllabus – must let TA or Dr. Keen know before last day to turn program in
  • Please tell Dr. Keen about it if you have a letter - as soon as possible!
  • Letters are not retroactive!
  • We can arrange both lecture and lab tests to be accommodated
mythbusting about cs 115
Mythbusting about CS 115
  • It's a 100-level course, it's EASY! or not much work! or trivial! (It’s not)
  • You can cram the night before the tests and get through the course ok (you can’t)
  • You can wait until the day the programs are due to start work on them (you can’t)
  • You can just memorize code (you can’t)
  • it’s mostly CS majors! (it isn’t)
population of the class
Population of the class
  • Undecided 24%
  • Education 13%
  • Math 11%
  • Electrical Engineering 7%
  • Computer Science 7%
  • Computer Engineering 5%
  • other 33%
make yourself a study plan for cs 115
Make Yourself a Study Plan for CS 115
  • When and where you will study
  • What materials you will need to study
  • What rewards you will give yourself if you follow your study plan
  • How you plan to prepare for tests
  • What you will do about test anxiety
  • What you will do when you miss a class
what to do next
What to do next
  • Make your study plan
  • Read Chapter 1 and 2 of textbook
  • Work on Lab 1
    • Make sure your University account is activated
  • Labs DO start next Wednesday! You will be asked to interpret and run a program! practice the tutorial
    • You’ll get to meet your team soon
today s exit
Today's Exit
  • Have your NAME, DATE, SECTION, and GOALS on the 3x5 card
  • Put your card in an envelope
  • Help us get to know you!