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Posted 16 April 2013 - 05:39 PM

Hey everyone! I'm a sophomore computer science student at VA Tech and I happened to stumble across this site. VT is very Java heavy but I've also learned C/C++, HTML/CSS, and Javascript on my own. I'm working toward a specialization in human computer interaction and I ultimately want to have a career doing research for artificial cognition. Hopefully this newbie can learn some things from all of you full-fledged programmers!

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Re: Newbie CS major

Posted 16 April 2013 - 05:41 PM

Sounds like you're not so new as all that. Welcome to DIC - looking forward to learning a few things from you as well.
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Re: Newbie CS major

Posted 16 April 2013 - 06:03 PM

Welcome fellow Hokie! I'm a student as well! How are you enjoying CS at Tech?
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Posted 16 April 2013 - 06:08 PM

Gotta totes do a bro outting!
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Posted 16 April 2013 - 06:10 PM

View Postmodi123_1, on 16 April 2013 - 08:08 PM, said:

Gotta totes do a bro outting!

Is that where they go shopping with their Virginia Tech tote bags, or is it where they each expose the other as gay, or what is that?
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Posted 16 April 2013 - 06:15 PM

It's where bros totally kick it with a bandolier of mickeys and talk shop!
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Re: Newbie CS major

Posted 16 April 2013 - 06:18 PM

View Postmodi123_1, on 16 April 2013 - 08:08 PM, said:

Gotta totes do a bro outting!

More of a female CS major here haha.

I'm liking Tech so far. I transferred in so I still cant get into the CS lounge yet haha (I guess I have to finish phys 2306 before I can "officially" declare CS...) Other than that, it's great. CS doesn't seem to be nearly as competitive as the other majors in the engineering dept, so that's a plus as well.
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Posted 16 April 2013 - 06:19 PM

Regardless brogrammers gotta stick together. Like bronies.. or so I hear.
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Posted 16 April 2013 - 06:19 PM

Dude, girls can totally be bros. Just ask B9.
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Posted 16 April 2013 - 06:22 PM

Glad you're liking CS! I just switched to math last semester, but I'm picking up a CS minor so I can still take some fun classes. It's true that CS doesn't have the infamous statics or dynamics, but Math 2534 is a killer since it's teaching how to write proofs. Systems is just as bad, from what I hear.
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Posted 16 April 2013 - 06:28 PM

How is the math major? I'm considering double majoring in math and CS.

Bronies... Oh lord
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Posted 16 April 2013 - 06:30 PM

Yeah, we all wonder about modi sometimes.
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Re: Newbie CS major

Posted 16 April 2013 - 06:31 PM

I'm Applied Discrete, so 15 hours of CS is built in (1114, 2114, 2505, 3114, 4104). I don't think it's too bad. I'm really enjoying it more than I was CS, but I'm theory guy. If you like CS, you'll enjoy classes like Number Theory, Crypto, Modern Algebra, and Applied Combinatorics. I've had Combinatorics, and I'm in Number Theory now. I really love these classes. Linear Algebra (3144) is going really well, too.

If you want more of a Numerical Methods/Scientific Computing Focus, I think the Applied Computational option is more of what you want.
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