NOTE: For the summer online course syllabus, go here
The official list of TAs and office hours is on Piazza. Hours are good until the last day of classes, Thursday, December 6th.
Class participation encompasses a variety of activities, all with the same purpose. To earn high grades for class participation, you must show that you are actively engaged in managing your own learning, developing new skills, and developing new ways of programming and problem-solving. You can be engaged in a variety of ways:
Nobody has to do all of these things; you can earn top grades for class participation by doing just a few things well. In particular, nobody is required to speak in class, but everybody should be prepared to answer questions if called upon.
Professional interactions with other students and with course staff are the same as those which are expected in any workplace. It is also professional for you to recognize that a member of the course staff may be present but not actually available to talk about COMP 116.
Schedule is subject to change. Given the nature of this subject, changes to schedule will happen.
All labs in this course are posted on Canvas, https://login.canvas.tufts.edu/.
My scripted class notes are available at https://github.com/tuftsdev/DefenseAgainstTheDarkArts/blob/gh-pages/class_outlines.md (added supplement to slide decks)
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|Tuesday, October 2nd||
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|Tuesday, October 16th||
|Thursday, October 18th||
|Tuesday, October 23rd||
|Thursday, October 25th||Web Security, Part III: Cross-Site Request Forgery, Directory Traversal, Command Execution, Local and Remote File Inclusion||
|Tuesday, October 30th|
|Thursday, November 1st||The Annual Capture The Flags (CTF) Game in Halligan 102|
|Tuesday, November 6th||
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|Thursday, November 15th||
|Tuesday, November 27th||
|Thursday, November 29th||Quiz 2|
|Tuesday, December 4th|
|Thursday, December 6th||The Future Does Not Look Very Bright|
If you have a disability that requires reasonable accommodations, please contact the Student Accessibility Services office at Accessibility@tufts.edu or 617-627-4539 to make an appointment with an SAS representative to determine appropriate accommodations. Please be aware that accommodations cannot be enacted retroactively, making timeliness a critical aspect for their provision. Please note that accommodation letters will no longer be on Trunk. Rather it is your responsibility to hand deliver them to me. For more details, see https://students.tufts.edu/student-accessibility-services/faculty-members.
Laptops or mobile devices are not allowed to be used in class unless specified. Phones must be silent. You are allowed to politely step outside of the class to take phone calls (e.g., for emergencies, job offers).
We will grant an automatic extension of 24 hours to you at no cost (i.e., grace period). A lab submitted after the grace period will not be accepted.
An lab is expected to be submitted on time. However, we recognize that the exigencies of college life occasionally interfere with on-time submission. If you have difficulty getting the lab in on time, you have two options:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Thus must be sent before the lab is due and not during the grace period. At most two extension tokens may be expended on any single lab. When you are out of tokens, late labs will no longer be accepted: it will be returned ungraded, and you will receive no credit for the work.
Please understand that extension tokens are meant to be used. That is, you will not receive any special bonus at the end of the course if you do not use any of your extension tokens.
Some solutions to labs and examinations may be posted on Piazza.