Eran Henig's Python plugin for Web-CAT is ready for testing. The security features aren't there yet, but round-trip submission and execution of exercises seems to work. He and the other Web-CAT students had a chance to talk on Friday with my former boss, Gene Amdur --- apparently, they got to hear stories about me (some of which might have been true).
Everyone has been discovering that coding isn't the real challenge---getting other people's software built, installed, configured, and playing nicely is much harder. Everyone also had a good time at lunch on Thursday June 5th --- I'm grateful to Professors Kyros Kutulakos and Hector Levesque for coming to represent the department, and to the following friends from industry for coming along to talk about life outside academia:
My apologies if you were there and I forgot to mention you --- I was too busy fending off grad students who were trying to scavenge before our guests were done eating to take proper notes. We'll be having another lunch on either June 30 or July 2; if you'd like to come along and meet some rising stars, please drop me a line.