Andrew Louis has posted a great summary of the Fall 2010 UCOSP code sprint
, which took place this past weekend here in Toronto. Over 50 students and mentors from all across the country spent two and a half days talking, coding, learning, laughing (sometimes at me), and getting to know the city and each other. This term's projects include:
, and Eleni
did a great job of pulling everything together, and I enjoyed meeting the two students from Waterloo who have joined the team I'm working with, but it did feel kind of weird to be a bystander instead of in the thick of things. On the plus side, it was very cool to have an ex-student
explain to me (very politely) why I'm wrong to insist that unit tests must always stay off-disk. Maybe the best way to summarize the overall goal of UCOSP is to say that we're trying to turn students into peers; here's hoping many more come back to correct me in future :-).