I tried to find a short official blurb to compare with my summary, but the best I could do is the current about page.
One simple answer - an one-year (unacredited) post-bacchaluriate computer science program geared towards people who already have a bachelor's degree (not in computer science).
Another - 30-some very intelligent, overeducated, accomplished, fascinating people hanging out in a basement for 10.5 months.
And another- take a course from a MIT (or other top cs school) core ciriculum, cram it into a month, and do 10.5 of them in a row.
A lot of fun, the best education environment I have ever been in,
and a lot of hard work.
At some point while I was working on my honors thesis at Oberlin, I came to the conclusion that I really should have been a cs major. I picked up the minor, but didn't come close to having the time to get the major. So when I read an an article on Slashdot, about this brand new, tution-free, one year computer science program, it sounded like the perfect oportunity. So I applied the next day and after a series of communications with Philip that made it sound as if the possibility existed for me to work for ArsDigita the web development company while TAing and/or taking classes.
So I attended one of their boot
camps to get a feel for the place, spent two weeks sitting in front
of a sexy little Sun Ray 1 learning the ACS (arsdigita community system),
tcl, sql, and the basics of dealing with Oracle and aolserver. I wrote
a lot of .tcl pages and ate a lot of their food. At some point during
those two weeks, I found out that I'd been accepted.
I accepted immediently and a couple months later I was
there. Of course the job/TA thing never panned out, but that's ok,
though it was the first indication that not everyone running the place
was always on the same page.
Coming soon (I hope).
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