Two fun days have just ended.
Here are some pictures of the 2 day intro to OOP day that the +Cardiff Maths MSc OR/Stats
students just got put through.
It's a pretty intense two days where the students are set a difficult coding task that forces them to use concepts they have not seen before. At the end of the day, +Paul Harper
, +Leanne Smith
, +Angelico Fetta +Jason Young
and myself rank the output and just gave out chocolates to the winning team (who in fact submitted a working version of their code yesterday).
It's intense and the students are not necessarily 'happy all the way through' (as the deadline gets closer and closer) but
hopefully they find it useful as A) a team exercise and B) a brutal introduction to Python and OOP.
I'm pretty exhausted now but I might write a blog post about it this weekend sometime.
If it runs again next year I very much look forward to it.