ESP Biography


Major: 6-3 (Computer Science)

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2019

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Brief Biographical Sketch:
I did stanford splash before and it was good now I'm teaching here and it'll be dope af

Past Classes

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C10113: Introduction to the Command Line/Terminal in Splash 2015 (Nov. 21 - 22, 2015)
Most people use graphical interfaces and a mouse when working with computers. While this makes computers pretty and user friendly, it also makes them more limited, especially for power users like you and me. It's also pretty lame. Take this class to learn to use the command line (which you might know as Terminal or Command Prompt), specifically with the bash shell. We'll cover the basics of use and a bunch of commands that will help you work more efficiently and be more legit.

C10132: A Class of Sorts in Splash 2015 (Nov. 21 - 22, 2015)
Say I give you a list of numbers and tell you to sort them. While this may seem like a trivial task, computer scientists have been analyzing and identifying the best sorting algorithms for over 50 years. We'll cover the basics of some of the most famous and efficient sorting algorithms, which play a key role in a wide variety of computer systems we use on a daily basis. Along the way you'll learn the fundamentals of analyzing algorithms, and how to think like a true computer scientist.