Experiences

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Within these castle walls be forged Mavens of Computer Science ...
— Merlin, The Coder


This wiki, perhaps in conjunction with a guide, will take you, an explorer, on a journey through a series of experiences in Computer Science. Each experience is contained on a wiki page titled for the subject of the experience. Additionally, experiences have a numeric experience code that begins with the letter "W". This page, for example, can be accessed either by entering the title of the experience (Wiki) or entering the experience ID (W1001) in the search bar.

Experiences will generally begin with some background information, and then it'll be time for you to get your own feet wet by digging in deeper. The icons below will be helpful for you to understand:

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This box will describe a summary of important concepts that you should thoroughly understand by the time you complete the experience.


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This box will describe a helpful hint that you'll likely find useful.


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Observe, Ponder, and Journal: : Section 1

This box will contain items that you should closely observe and ponder. Most such boxes will be labeled with a section number and one or more questions. For example:

  1. Why do you think section numbers begin with the number one?

You're expected to document your answers to these questions in your Digital Journal. You must consistently label each entry with the section number, a period, and then the question number. For example, when answering this question, the identifier would be 1.1

You'll learn more about Digital Journals in Digital Journal. Until then, you'll probably find it helpful to document your answers on paper or digitally using your favorite text editor.


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This box will contain a list of exercises that you need to perform to best master the subject matter of the experience. You will go through several different types of exercises. Some will be included on the page (perhaps in the form of a quiz) but more often, exercises will require you to perform some puzzle solving or other work on the server.


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This box will contain information about items that are critical for you to understand; a failure to understand these concepts could result in undesired consequences.


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This box will contain supplementary material that is not essential to understand yet could be intriguing for you if you wish to understand at a deeper level.


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Coming Soon

This box will contain topics that will soon be added to the wiki.



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