Udacity CS101 introduction notes

Video: Introduction

Welcome to the class! I hope you find it fun and worthwhile.

Here are some resources you may find helpful:

The course forum is a great way to learn more and get help from other students.

The DaveDaveFind search engine shown in the video was one of the winners of the inaugural CS101 contest. When you finish the class, you may want to read more about how Connor built it.

If you’d like to read about the history behind the class, how the class was created, how Udacity came to be “Udacity”, and meet the youngest student to take the class, see this blog post.


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I am a Berkeley educated chemistry Ph.D. who is moving into the area of working on developing appropriate technology for communities that are subjected to socio-economic oppression. The goal is to use simple and effective designs to empower people to live better lives. Currently, I am working with Native Americans on Pine Ridge, the Lakota reservation in South Dakota. I am working with a Native owned and run solar energy company. We are currently working on building a compressed earth block (CEB) house that showcases many of the technologies that the company has developed. The CEB house is made of locally derived resources, earth from the reservation. The blocks are naturally thermally insulating, keeping the house cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Eventually, a solar air heater and photovoltaic panels will be installed into the house to power the home and keep it warm, while preserving the house off the grid. A side project while in Pine Ridge is a solar computer. I hope to learn about blockchain encryption software for building microgrids. In addition, it is an immediate interest of mine to involve local youth in technology education.
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