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25 March 2017
Manchester, England

Brought to you by Harvard
in association with HackSoc Manchester.

148 Hackers Pre-registerd
343409 Lines of Code
1337 Cups of coffee
420 Sleepless Hours

This is CS50

FAQ

What is CS50?

CS50 is Harvard and Yale Universities’ introduction to computer science for concentrators and non-concentrators alike, with or without prior programming experience.

Who teaches CS50?

The course is taught by professor David J. Malan,
you will meet him at the event!
Email: malan@harvard.edu

What is a CS50 Hackathon?

It’s a 5-hour coding session which allows participants to go through the course while having the opportunity to ask questions directly to David J. Malan and CS50’s staff. They will also lead a number of walkthroughs and/or seminars throughout the eve.​

I haven’t coded much. Should I come?

Absolutely! The course is designed for people who have no prior experience with programming. The hackathon will be the best opportunity to start the course and ask as many questions as possible directly to CS50’s staff members. You’ll also get the chance to meet other hackers and learn with and from each other.

Who can get a ticket?

Literally everyone! The hackathon assumes no prior experience and is suitable for anyone who wants to learn computer science.

Are tickets free?

Tickets are free for Manchester students. For everyone else, the ticket costs £50 and it includes an awesome “I took CS50” t-shirt. Get your ticket now!

What can I expect from CS50?

The CS50 Hackathon is an epic 5-hour event during which you can take your first steps towards becoming a programmer. You can definetly expect to learn A LOT by coming here.

What should I bring?

Bring your laptop, phone, chargers and adaptors. Oh, and don’t forget your enthusiasm! We are going to provide you with all the food, drinks and snacks.

Schedule

12:00

Check in

Check in on floor 2, grab food, head to floor 6, decide where to sit, connect to Wi-Fi.

12:30

Welcome ceremony

Hosted by someone you may have heard of…

12:45

A quick introduction to computer science

A seminar by David in room #TBD based on CS50’s own first week, intended particularly for those with little or no CS experience (yet)!

13:30

An introduction into how to architect, build, and deploy frontend-only applications

A seminar by Luke on floor 3.
Learning to Program with Python

A seminar by Doug and Erin on floor 4.

14:15

Falling in LÖVE with Lua

A seminar by Colton on floor 3 on game development (a la Super Mario Bros.!).
An introduction into how to architect, build, and deploy frontend-only applications

Another seminar by Luke on floor 3 identical to that at 1:30pm.

15:00

Falling in LÖVE with Lua, continued

A follow-on seminar by Colton on floor 3 on game development (a la Super Mario Bros.!).
Intro to C#

A seminar by WebApps UK on floor 4.

15:45

Falling in LÖVE with Lua

another seminar by Colton on floor 3 on game development (a la Super Mario Bros.!) identical to that at 2:15pm.
Google Tango and computer vision

A seminar by HackSoc on floor 4.

Sponsors

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Hardware Sponsor

Location

The Landing, Blue, MediaCityUK, M50 2ST, Manchester, UK