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    waciumawanjohi
    @waciumawanjohi
    Which makes it sound like this course is still in development. I will say, if I were in your shoes, I'd try the course out. And if there are simple changes that you think could greatly improve the course, I'd message the professor.
    Once the course is officially on edx, we can give it a hard look without fearing that the course is going to change. If you choose to take the class, your review of it will be quite valuable.
    waciumawanjohi
    @waciumawanjohi
    @Vallerious I tend to be fairly class oriented. (That's why I ended up with OSSU) So I tend to set goals of finishing particular classes. But the sort of skill goals that you mention (I want to be able to do X) work for many many people. Either way, the idea is that when you find yourself with free time, it's easier to decide how to trade off studying vs some other activity if you've set intermediate/long term goals.
    DunkanMcLoud
    @DunkanMcLoud
    @waciumawanjohi Thank you a lot for your answer!
    Valeri
    @Vallerious

    @waciumawanjohi Cool , thanks! I am a little ashamed to admit it but, I forgot a lot from highschool math and now currently I started from 5th grade math :( But note that here in Bulgaria, math is way more complex in school...So I will start gradually working from there. I love math btw, so I don't mind.

    Wish you all good look, it's a really cool endeavour!

    waciumawanjohi
    @waciumawanjohi
    @Vallerious I did the same thing. There's no shame in working to relearn what you learned before. (A lot of frustration, maybe, but no shame!) I found Khan Academy quite valuable for math through Trigonometry. (A little hit or miss after that point, but I believe they are still adding content.)
    Valeri
    @Vallerious
    @waciumawanjohi Glad that I am not alone then :)
    Philip Durbin
    @pdurbin
    @oplus there are a ton of good podcasts. Let me know if you're still interested in some recommendations.
    Petia Gospodinova
    @aquaruiz
    I am interested, please share
    Philip Durbin
    @pdurbin
    Are you interested in any specific language?
    DunkanMcLoud
    @DunkanMcLoud
    @pdurbin is there anything about Java or Python?
    Petia Gospodinova
    @aquaruiz
    yeap, Python or Java would be nice
    Ivan Stimac
    @navimac
    @pdurbin thanks!
    Valeri
    @Vallerious
    @aquaruiz Hey, glad to see a fellow from Bulgaria and learning in SoftUni. I did SoftUni myself, but probably as you have found, a better grounding in CS is needed if you want a good career :) Good luck!
    Petia Gospodinova
    @aquaruiz
    @pdurbin Thanks alot
    @Vallerious Yes it's been made for fresh starters, mainly (like me back then.) Now I am on a quest for finding my own life path to success, eventialy.
    waciumawanjohi
    @waciumawanjohi
    A very good question here about when to start competitive coding. Everyone is welcome (encouraged!) to add their thoughts to the issue. ossu/computer-science#584
    Ganesh Futane
    @ganesh003
    is there a discord community for ossu?
    Alaharon123
    @Alaharon123
    This is basically that, just on Gitter
    waciumawanjohi
    @waciumawanjohi
    @ganesh003 , @Alaharon123 is spot on. For a main chat forum, we've found that Gitter works without any glaring faults. Every few months a new cohort will begin and that presents an opportunity for that small group to try out a different platform and report back any findings. So far we haven't had a report that justifies the disruption of changing platforms. You can read a little more history here: ossu/computer-science#495 ossu/computer-science#543
    Ganesh Futane
    @ganesh003
    @waciumawanjohi @Alaharon123 got it
    waciumawanjohi
    @waciumawanjohi
    ossu/computer-science#585 An invitation for students to comment on when in the curriculum you felt comfortable contributing to open source software.
    Omer Katz
    @thedrow
    Do you guys know any autoscaling algorithms I can take a look at?
    Abhi18022
    @Abhi18022
    http://ocw.uci.edu/collections/open_chemistry.html I found this useful OCW for Chemistry
    ArenT1981
    @ArenT1981
    @pdurbin Just joined this room and saw your message with the links to those Java and Python podcasts - brilliant, thanks a lot. Do you have any further recommendations, specifically for podcasts on software development/methodology (at an abstract level; I have in mind Eric Raymond's brilliant book "The Art of UNIX Programming" as a flavour of the sort of thing I'm talking about), and machine learning/AI. I'm particularly interested in Philosophy, so am subscribed to a lot of Philosophy podcasts completely unrelated to Computer Science, but was wondering whether you knew of any podcasts that covered the intersection between Philosophy/AI/Technology, e.g. on dealing with the ethical ramifications/considerations of algorithm design in AI, etc. It strikes me that the next generation of developers has a huge responsibility to be aware/informed on these areas, as the the prospect for changing the world for good or ill are enormous.
    Philip Durbin
    @pdurbin
    @ArenT1981 I'd listen to a philosophy podcast. Any recommendations? :)
    For software development/methodology you might like https://www.functionalgeekery.com or https://www.programmingthrowdown.com . Maybe https://defn.audio but it has a focus on Clojure.
    For AI I would suggest https://lexfridman.com/ai/
    Philip Durbin
    @pdurbin
    For ethics, specifically about how apps are so addictive these days, you might like https://humanetech.com/podcast/
    Sahil Bhosale
    @sahilbhosale63
    Anyone here want to learn computer networking?

    Then this app will definitely benefit you.
    Computer Networks App:
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.guestlion.sahil.networking

    This app covers everything in computer networks like IP Addressing, OSI model, types of networks, wired & wireless connections, and much more.

    ArenT1981
    @ArenT1981
    @pdurbin thanks for those recommendations, I will definitely check them out! For Philosophy you are spoilt for choice. However, I particularly recommend https://partiallyexaminedlife.com, which strikes a nice balance between conversationality and humour, together with a really decent bit of rigour/depth when they get stuck into things (e.g. the 2-part Wittgenstein episode for example). It is a really good podcast to listen through "from the beginning" episode-by-episode. Very enjoyable. BBC Radio 4's "In Our Time" is excellent and has a vast library (20 years!), so is a good one to pick-and-mix particular episodes based on whatever it you fancy (I really enjoyed the episode on "Phenomenology", for example) https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qykl/episodes/downloads . Jordan B. Peterson's podcast has a great deal of intellectual depth, and the media controversy he has attracted is often a result of people not carefully listening to his precisely articulated arguments https://www.jordanbpeterson.com/podcast/. Certainly food for thought, and again one best listened to linearly from episode 1. Meanwhile Philosophy Bites has a diverse selection of topics from professional philosophers, and is great if you're pressed for time and want a short 15-20 talk on whatever particular topic takes your fancy https://philosophybites.libsyn.com/ .
    Philip Durbin
    @pdurbin
    Wow, thanks, let me start with the first one you mentioned. :)
    Ivan Stimac
    @navimac
    @ArenT1981 thanks for the material. I think that for complete education these kind of topics are very important. For me Wittgenstein is a bit to complex but I enyoj
    reading Bertrand Russell. Sorry for this I type on phone :)
    Gergo Tolnai
    @geritol
    Hi guys!
    Shameless plug: I did some updates on github.com/geritol/ossu-progress now it is statically generated and did the security fixes
    Vinicius Sa
    @vjavs
    Cool!
    ArenT1981
    @ArenT1981
    @pdurbin :D @navimac Bertrand Russell is a superb writer/thinker who deserves to be read. HOWEVER there is a general consensus that his "History of Western Philosophy" is extremely biased in its interpretations, perhaps not surprisingly, towards his extremely "Analytical Philosophy" stance/prejudice. Therefore he needs to be balanced up with other readings. Some of the "Continental Philosophers" (or basically anyone outside the Analytical canon) he discounts receive far more favourable interpretations elsewhere. His history has become a canonical text, but it is problematic too. All that being said, I do enjoy reading him too :-)
    Philip Durbin
    @pdurbin
    cool
    Ivan Stimac
    @navimac
    @ArenT1981 thanks for the advice! Actually HoWP is his only text from BR that I've been reading so far and although I like his style and clarity I see your point. I am not so bent on the truthiness of his thoughts as I admire clarity and design of them.
    waciumawanjohi
    @waciumawanjohi
    A number of students have expressed concern with how little free access there is to How to Code (2 of the earliest courses in the curriculum) I've opened an RFC on the question of replacing How to Code. Please comment! ossu/computer-science#588
    yeminzaw04
    @yeminzaw04
    This is recommended by teachyourselfcs.com
    Can it be one of the possible alternatives?
    Alaharon123
    @Alaharon123
    The problem with that is the heavy math requirement. On campus iirc you need to have already taken Calculus I
    waciumawanjohi
    @waciumawanjohi
    @yeminzaw04 and @Alaharon123 I'm very glad to see you both diving into this question. Can you put the course, along with the pros and cons, into a response to the RFC? Centralizing the discussion will allow all students to participate, and make it easier for future students to understand how curricular decisions were made.
    waciumawanjohi
    @waciumawanjohi
    There is an RFC open on adding Intro to Programming options to the curriculum. ossu/computer-science#589 Please comment on the RFC!
    gab-dev
    @gab-dev
    I'm going through the RIT cybersecurity master and I've never seen an idiot like the instructor here
    I think I'll just take some notes of the topics for an individual study