This is a time table for the 3 month mentoring course which I announced in a previous blog post.
This is structured as an inverted classroom where I first provide the material and an intro. Students are then expected to work on it asking doubts via. email. I’ll reply to emails daily. I’ll also be on IRC most of the time so that people can stay in touch. At each logical point, we’ll have a contact class at Kozhikode to discuss the concepts.
This is a general plan and is not carved in stone. Depending on student requirements and other events, there will be some flexibility.
Hangouts will be around one hour long usually in the late afternoon. Contact classes will be from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm with a breaks for lunch and tea.
Hangout and contact class time is limited. Please make sure that you come prepared and make full use of the time.
One of things I want to emphasise is that you should use email and other channels to communicate while doing your work. While we have fixed times for hangouts and contact classes, you can (and should) be active on the mailing list and IRC channel to clarify your doubts.
|Feb 5||Course starts. General emails sent out about the course.|
|Feb 8||First contact class. Introduction. Material on UNIX provided.|
|Feb 11||Hangout session to discuss UNIX material and doubts.|
|Tools and Python|
|Feb 14||Contact class. Final discussion on UNIX material. Doubts cleared. Intro to next sections and material handed out.|
|Feb 15||Contact class. Intro to Python. Material handed out.|
|Feb 18||Hangout session to discuss tools/Python|
|Feb 25||Hangout session to discuss tools/Python|
|Feb 28||Contact class. Wrap up part 1:Basics. Introduction to project.|
|March 1||Contact class. Discuss project, design and development style.|
|March 4||Hangout to discuss progress.|
|March 7||Contact class. Review progress. Adjust direction.|
|March 14||Hangout to discuss direction and progress.|
|March 21||Contact class. Review progress. Adjust direction.|
|March 29||Wrap ip up. Students present their work.|
|April 1 to April 30||Suspend course due to university exams. Also catch up time for the project.|
|May 2||Contact class. Introduction to code comprehension.|
|May 3||Contact class. Start looking through project. Assignments handed out.|
|May 9||Contact class. Students present work. More code reading and analysis.|
|May 23||Contact class. More code reading and analysis.|
|May 30||Contact class. Wrap up.|
Since this is a batch in between the semester, placement discussions will be put off till you finish your course. I will put you in touch with prospective companies depending on your work on the project.comments powered by Disqus