Lecture will go live at about 5 past! see you in person or in the chat soon
First of all, welcome to COMP1511! It is officially week 1 of term, and by now, you will have started noticing various announcements and emails beginning to trickle in.
It is such an exciting and potentially uncertain time of computing. With rapid advancements in generative artificial intelligence, it can be easy to forget that at the end of the day, every system, regardless of how complex it may seem, from self-driving cars to ChatGPT to a simple web app, all work by having a sequence of instructions set out to be performed by machines. In Programming Fundamentals, we will learn how these machines work and how you can form your instructions to solve problems.
A bit about me:
Firstly, I love teaching. My PhD and research are on computing education. I research how educators can better support students like yourself to learn computing. I've been teaching at several universities around Australia for almost ten years!
Secondly, programming and software engineering has also been an important part of my life since I started my undergraduate studies in computer science. I have worked for several years as a Software Engineer in industry. I have contributed to various projects, from internal software tooling for other developers to smart home systems and software systems used by hospital trauma helicopters. Before joining UNSW, I was a research engineer at the Applied Artificial Intelligence Institute in Melbourne, working on top-secret stuff. However, the projects I'm most proud of are the educational systems I maintain and are used by a few universities around Australia.
Finally, I love tennis and miss Melbourne's good coffee, so please send me any cafe or coffee recommendations below!
A course of this size and complexity is only possible by having the support of an incredibly talented and passionate tutoring team. They'll also introduce themselves in the welcome thread , so try to find your tutor and say hey!
This term will be exciting, fun, and while challenging, so much support is available to you. I'm genuinely looking forward to working with all of you throughout Fundamentals of Programming.
So a quick checklist for you to make sure you're all good to go for T2:
Looking forward to a great term with you all.
This is the course website for COMP1511 23T2 :)