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Date: 2012-12-30 03:28 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] corvi
My undergrad school had a vicious weedout Intro To CS course that you had to come out in the top ten percent of the class or something for department admission. I had taken classes at a community college that used a less-evil version of the same curriculum, and was able to pass, but I think it would be pretty rough on someone who was genuinely taking it as an introduction to programming, as it was billed. That may be why I didn't meet anyone in the department who had not been programming for a million years or something.

It would have been pretty great to have known a few other people who were actually learning stuff in the CS department and not just programming-in-utero types looking for a document certifying the knowledge they were sure they already had. Wellesley's program sounds nice, or I wish I had met you earlier so I could realize I wasn't actually as dumb as I felt.

Did you know your post was all about me? :p I dunno, it is helpful to me to read your experiences to put my own in context. So thanks for that, anyway.
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