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First-Year/Sophomore 102 Spring 2017

This repository contains the LaTeX and HTML source code for the practical, writing, and presentation assignments, course teaching slides, study guides, and the syllabus for Computer Science 111, Spring 2017. Taught by Gregory M. Kapfhammer in the Department of Computer Science at Allegheny College, the course has the following description:

An examination of the pervasive nature of computer software and the impact that it has on individuals and society. Participating in team-based and hands-on explorations of software systems, students examine the technical and ethical challenges facing a culture that relies heavily on computer software. Using state-of-the-art software technology to investigate topics such as social networking, online search, and digital music, students further develop their oral and written communication skills.

The source code of the LaTeX documents uses a custom LaTeX style file and several other packages that are normally standard with a modern LaTeX distribution such a TeXLive 2016. All of the slides are programmed with the reveal.js framework. The background images in the slides were all collected from the Flickr Creative Commons through the use of the cogdog/flickr-cc-helper tool.

You are invited to use this repository as a means for learning more about instruction in an introductory computer science course. If you find this repository useful, could I trouble you to star it and then acknowledge it in your own teaching efforts?

You can type the following command if you want to clone this repository:

git clone https://github.com/gkapfham/fs102S2017.git

If you want to compile the LaTeX document to a PDF, then you should type the following commands. In this example, I show how to compile the syllabus for the course.

cd fs102S2017
cd syllabus
pdflatex fs102S2017_syllabus.tex

Please note that the LaTeX documents have been compiled on an Ubuntu 16.04 workstation running a recent version of LaTeX that was manually installed using the TeXLive installer. It is also worth noting that you can also compile the documents using other LaTeX development tools, such as latexmk. If you are unable to compile the LaTeX source code with your development tools and your execution environment, then please open a new issue and I will attempt to resolve your concerns.

Additionally, the HTML slides have been tested on modern Web browsers (e.g., Chrome and Firefox) that run on the Ubuntu and Android operating systems. If the HTML slides do not correctly display on your Web browser, then I also encourage you to open an issue so that I can handle the problem that you have found.