[hcs-d] Would You Take CS 161?

Suriya Kandaswamy skandaswamy at college.harvard.edu
Wed Sep 13 07:15:27 EDT 2017

We just need about 5 more people to get this rolling. If you have ANY
concerns you'd like to voice or questions you'd like to ask before signing
on the form, please don't hesitate to send me an email!

If you'd like to take CS 161 this spring with Professor Eddie Kohler,
please fill out THIS FORM <https://goo.gl/forms/634h0SeJtKYJMcGp2>.


On Fri, Sep 8, 2017 at 3:01 PM, Suriya Kandaswamy <
skandaswamy at college.harvard.edu> wrote:

> Bumping this! Please fill out the form
> <https://goo.gl/forms/634h0SeJtKYJMcGp2> if you're interested in taking
> CS 161 this spring with Professor Eddie Kohler.
> The original email has more information, and feel free to email me or
> leave comments in the form if you have any questions or concerns.
> Suriya
> On Mon, Sep 4, 2017 at 9:41 PM, Suriya Kandaswamy <
> skandaswamy at college.harvard.edu> wrote:
>> *There is no neat distinction between operating system software and the
>> software that runs on top of it.* To be a good programmer, it is
>> incredibly important to understand how everything on your computer works,
>> down to the nitty-gritty of your operating system.
>> tl;dr CS 161 may not be offered this year; take *this poll
>> <https://goo.gl/forms/634h0SeJtKYJMcGp2>* to let us know if you would
>> take it if Professor Eddie Kohler taught it in Spring 2018.
>> You may or may not have heard that Professor James Mickens, who usually
>> teaches Harvard's operating systems class (CS 161), will not be teaching CS
>> 161 this year. Fortunately, Professor Eddie Kohler said he may teach the
>> course in the spring, but only if there is sufficient interest from the
>> students. *If we can get a group of around 20 students who would almost
>> certainly take CS 161 in the spring, it may be offered this year!*
>> There was already a similar poll on the CS Undergraduates Piazza, but it
>> was missed by most students, so *here is yet another poll*
>> <https://goo.gl/forms/634h0SeJtKYJMcGp2>. Eddie is an amazing professor
>> who genuinely cares about what and who he teaches, and he has taught CS 61
>> for multiple years. While an operating systems course may be difficult, it
>> would be well worth the effort put into it.
>> Please take the time to let us know if you would take CS 161 if taught by
>> Professor Eddie Kohler. *If you know anyone who may be interested in CS
>> 161, please forward this email to them. *Feel free to email me if you
>> have any questions.
>> Thank you!
>> Suriya Kandaswamy
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