ESP Biography



QUENTIN SMITH, ESP Teacher




Major: EECS

College/Employer: MIT, Google

Year of Graduation: 2010

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Past Classes

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Bits and Bytes: How to Build a Computer Processor in Splash 2014 (Nov. 22 - 23, 2014)
We'll take a whirlwind tour of the foundations of computing. Starting from the humble electron, we'll introduce transistors, logic gates, binary numbers, and instruction sets, and then we'll show how you can put them together to make a very basic computer processor out of the building blocks.


Bits and Bytes: How to Compute in Splash! 2013 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2013)
We'll take a whirlwind tour of the foundations of computing. Starting from the humble electron, we'll introduce transistors, logic gates, binary numbers, and instruction sets, and then we'll show how you can put them together to make a very basic computer.


Under the Internet's Clothes with Wireshark in Splash! 2013 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2013)
How many times have you typed "google.com" or "wikipedia.org" into your web browser? Have you ever wondered what's actually going on behind the scenes to get you the summary of Hamlet you so desperately wanted? We'll lift up the skirt and show you all the hidden stuff that makes the Internet work. We'll talk about things like IP (Internet Protocol), DNS (Domain Name System), HTTP (HyperText Transport Protocol), and more, as we look at all the data your computer sends and receives on the Internet.