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 20.
Schedule is subject to change.
|Thursday, January 19||
|Tuesday, January 24th||
||Lab 2 Assigned (labs are due the week after they are assigned): HTTP and Developer Tools|
|Thursday, January 26th||Assignment 1 Assigned, Due Wednesday, February 8th: Your Portfolio|
|Tuesday, January 31st||
|Thursday, February 2nd|
|Tuesday, February 7th||Mobile and Responsive Design|
|Thursday, February 9th||NO CLASS, SNOW DAY||
|Thursday, February 16th||Quiz 1|
|Tuesday, February 21st|
|Tuesday, February 28th||
|Thursday, March 2nd|
|Tuesday, March 7th||Lab 7 Assigned: Messages Revisited|
|Thursday, March 9th|
|Tuesday, March 14th||NO CLASS, SNOW DAY|
|Thursday, March 16th||Server-Side Development, Web Applications and Frameworks|
|Tuesday, March 28th|
|Thursday, March 30th||Quiz 2|
|Tuesday, April 4th||Loose Ends|
|Thursday, April 6th||
|Tuesday, April 11th||Web Security, Part II||Practice Quiz 3|
|Thursday, April 13th||Assignment 4 Assigned, Due Tuesday, April 25th: Security and Privacy Assessment of Client-Side and Server-Side (Assignments 2 and 3)|
|Tuesday, April 18th||
|Thursday, April 20th||Technical Competency Day|
|Tuesday, April 25th||Looking Ahead and What's the Point? (continued)|
|Thursday, April 27th||NO CLASS|
|Tuesday, May 2nd at 12 PM||Semester Group Project Demo Day at 51 Winthrop Street||Semester Group Project Performance Review|
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).
Assignments (labs, homework) are due at 11:59 PM, generally on a Tuesday or Thursday. We will grant an automatic extension of ten minutes at no cost to you.
An assignment 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 assignment in on time, you have two options:
email@example.com. Thus must be sent before the assignment is due. At most two extension tokens may be expended on any single assignment. When you are out of tokens, late assignments 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.
A lab is due one week from the day it is assigned.
Solutions to assignments and examinations will not be posted for this course.