Emily Davis

Camp Counselor

What even is a Computer Science degree?

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Tuesday, July 26, 2022 - 6:00 PM UTC, for 1 hour.

AT THAT (In-Person Only) Regular, 60 minute presentation

Room: 1

education
cs degree
college
learn to code

I decided in high school that I wanted to go to college for computer science. I enjoyed writing code and working with computers. I liked the problem-solving. But no one really told me what actually went into a computer science undergrad degree. In two semesters, I will graduate with a degree in Computer Science and I think I’ve finally figured out what that means at my college. We’re going to take a look at the broad topics and languages taught in a modern computer science program, particularly in the Midwest. We’ll find out how different sized colleges and universities differ in their instruction. We’ll also explore other, shorter routes to coding proficiency such as two-year degrees, bootcamps, or online tutorials. Our field is ever-changing so how do these programs prepare their graduates and participants to adapt quickly in the real world? What technical and nontechnical skills will students have upon completion? Is there any course material that has remained standard since my parents were in CS classes 25 years ago? We’ll talk about these questions, and plenty more. Maybe you’re looking into a CS degree for you or your kid. Maybe you’re hiring an employee who has recently finished a CS degree or is working on one. Maybe you got a CS degree several years ago and want to see how the education has changed. Or maybe you’ll just wander in by accident. Come join us for an exploration on computer science education.

Prerequisites

No previous experience required!

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