SoC2020 – Week 5

Jul, 13 – Jul, 17

Several activities are proceeding very well and some others don’t. So we focus on what seemed more interesting for the participants so far.

Online Meetings:
1. Tuesday Jun, 30 # 12:00 – 15:00 EEST (11:00 – 14:00 CEST) General meeting
2. Thursday Jul, 02 # 17:00 – 20:00 EEST (16:00 – 19:00 CEST) General meeting
3. Ad hoc meetings for projects

Programming:
It is important to practice coding daily, so keep using
LeetCode
CodeWars
Edabit
And solve problems frequently. 

Reading Papers:
For this and the next week we read:
Dominic DiFranzo D., Gloria-Garcia K. (2017) Filter bubbles and fake news. XRDS: Crossroads, The ACM Magazine for Students, Vol.23, No.3

Design Patterns:
Strategy Pattern implemented: https://github.com/soc-2020/design-patterns
Implementing the Observer pattern
and studying the Decorator pattern.

Robotics and Automation:
Plan to experiment with environment sensors.

Google Hashcode:
Keep working with Self-driving rides challenge.
No valid solution so far.

Tutorials:
Tutorials will repeat again on:
Git and GitHub
Laravel

Projects:
a. Building “Hangman” (Android, React, and plain JavaScript app using some open API for words. Also a Python and a JavaFX version started)
JS version here: https://github.com/soc-2020/hangman-js
b. We will do some experiments on “Trello Clone” (Full Stack Web Application and Mobile version in the future)
c. Building a simple Windows Forms app with C++.
d. Started a Todo List with Laravel. Will continue during this week. https://github.com/soc-2020/laratodo

MOOCs
A number of students started attending the following Coursera specializations:
1. Python for Everybody (taught by the amazing Charles Severance, a.k.a Dr.Chuck)
2. Applied Data Science with Python
They are both excellent and highly recommended.

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