CS111 Problem Set 0

This problem set contains 4 tasks: note the different deadlines.

  1. Task 1 is due before 7:00pm on Tuesday, September 3rd
  2. Task 2 & 3 are due by 11:59pm on Tuesday, September 3rd
  3. Task 4 must be completed before Friday, September 6th

Task 1: Request a CS Account (due: 7:00pm Tuesday, September 3rd)

Starting with the first labs on September 4th/5th and for the remainder of the semester, you will need an account on cs.wellesley.edu, the Wellesley computer science department server. We will often shorten this to "the cs server" or just "cs". You need this account to submit all assignments in CS111.

If you have a Wellesley domain account (all Wellesley College students do) and this is your first Wellesley CS class, then you must fill out this account request form.

This form will first require you to authenticate with your Wellesley username and password. If you have already taken a Wellesley CS course (e.g. CS115), then you do NOT need to fill out the form.

Make sure you select "cs111" from the drop-down menu at the bottom before you press the "Submit Account Request" button at the end of the form; if you see a message saying "CAS Authentication failed!" after you log in, click on the link labeled 'here' on the line that says: "You may submit your request again by clicking here."

What if you are not officially enrolled in the class but hope to get in? Go ahead and fill out the account request form. If it turns out that you do not enroll, we will delete your account.

Task 2: Subscribe to our students-cs111-f19 google group (due 11:59pm Tuesday, Sept 3rd)

Many of you have been directly added to the students-cs111-f19 google group. If you are not a member, please add yourself to the students-cs111-f19 group. This is important because this is how we contact all enrolled students with changes in course content or deadlines. This is also a place where you can post questions (no python code, please).

Task 3: Help us get to know you (due: 11:59pm Tuesday, Sept 3rd)

This semester, we have over 100 students taking CS111. Yeehaw!

Task 4: Review the CS111 site (complete before Friday, Sept 6th lecture)

Note that there will be a quiz in Friday's Sept 6th lecture on the contents of Task 4.

Explore the course site, there's lots of information in there. Below are some particularly useful pages that you should read/familiarize yourself with.