Anytime you see a NotebookProblem referenced in the textbook or lecture, you have the knowledge to attempt it.
These problems will generally take longer than the exercises
We will attempt these problems in our lab sessions
What is Software Engineering?
Software engineers build and design ways of using computers to help them solve real world problems.
work in teams and interact with other software engineers, with users, and with entrepreneurs
work in medicine, biology, ecology, music, art, consumer products, finance, and more.
To learn software engineering, we need to become familiar with computer programming, with collaborating with teams, with reading other people's code, as well as brainstorming solutions.
Languages and tools
software engineering skills aren't dependent upon a specific computer language nor are they dependent on using a particular set of tools
in this course we will learn the fundamentals of one particular set to work on our collaborative projects and learning process.
most of the time we’ll be working with Python and we’ll just give a small taste of other tools
Picking up a large number of tools
software engineers get to learn on the job
each new tool learned, whether it is a computer language, and operating system, or a development environment, is largely familiar given their basic skills.
for this course we're picking a few tools to get familiar with all the basics of software engineering.
Don’t get overwhelmed. If you have learned how to speak a natural language you can learn these tools with time and practice.
Summer App Space Specific Schedule
Mondays and Fridays:
9am-12pm Lab(solving Exercises and NotebookProblems or projects)
12pm-1pm Lunch together in Caltech Cafeteria
2pm-5pm Lab(solving Exercises and NotebookProblems )
8am-9:30am Innovation Speakers Series
9:30am-12pm Lab review, breakout sessions, and science lectures.
Last 2 weeks of program: Labs will be replaced by project work.
What is Space?
Astronomy and astrophysics studies celestial objects and phenomena and incorporate knowledge of physics, chemistry, mathematics and in recent years computer science and programming to try to understand them
Space sciences includes studying galaxies, our own Earth, the origins of the universe, planets, stars, asteroids, man-made satellites, human space exploration, and more
What is a project based approach?
we’ll work on a small project to illustrate the concepts in lecture/the textbook with real world code.