CrashCourse

let’s get ready for TartanHacks

CrashCourse is a collection of talks and workshops designed to help you make the most of TartanHacks. Topics range from web programming to game design to mobile apps and more.

The talks are all student-led and focused on hands-on activities. They’re designed to launch you right into the midst of app and game development so you can make something awesome.

How do I attend?

  1. Register
    • You certainly don’t have to register to attend, but we like knowing how many people to expect and which topics people are interested in learning.
  2. Read “The Basics”
    • This quick read will introduce you to some common concepts and explain what the workshops are about.
  3. Pick some workshops!
    • Workshops are largely independent of each other: you can attend as many or as few as you’d like.
    • In fact, there are tons of them! So many that you probably can’t make it to all of them. This is very much expected! If you’re looking for help deciding which to go to, first decide whether you’d like to learn to make web sites or mobile apps, and go from there.

Schedule

All the talks will be held in WEH 5201 (the Mac Cluster).

Saturday, Jan 28

Session Speaker Time
HTML & CSS Primer Scott Krulcik 1:30 p.m.
Frontend Engineering with JavaScript Jake Zimmerman 3:00 p.m.
Using the Terminal & Git Josh Zhanson 4:30 p.m.
Dinner - 6:00 p.m.
Typography & Grid Jake Zimmerman 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, Jan 29

Session Speaker Time
Swift Scott Krulcik 1:30 p.m.
iOS Development Scott Krulcik 3:00 p.m.
Designing an iOS App Lois Yang 4:30 p.m.
Dinner - 6:00 p.m.
Unity & Augmented Reality Tom Wildenhain 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, Feb 4

Session Speaker Time
Swift Scott Krulcik 1:30 p.m.
iOS Development Scott Krulcik 3:00 p.m.
Web & Visual Design Sara Remi 4:30 p.m.
Dinner - 6:00 p.m.
Deep Learning with Tensorflow Brian Pugh 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, Feb 5

Session Speaker Time
Frontend Engineering with JavaScript Jake Zimmerman 1:30 p.m.
Designing an iOS App Lois Yang 3:00 p.m.
Using the Terminal & Git Josh Zhanson 4:30 p.m.
Dinner - 6:00 p.m.
Computer Vision with OpenCV Bhav 6:30 p.m.

Who’s running CrashCourse?

CrashCourse is run by ScottyLabs. We also run TartanHacks (CMU’s largest software hackathon) and other educational events like Web Dev Weekend.