Saturday, October 07, 2017

Masters Week 1

This week ends my first week of classes at UBB.  Though, of all my classes, only one ended up being a full class.  The rest were mostly, "hi and here's a 10 minute overview of the class, now leave" type classes.  I guess that's what's to be expected, and I'm not really complaining.

For this semester, I have:
  • Programming Paradigms
  • Advanced Data Modeling
  • Parallel and Distributed Systems Architecture
  • Modeling Concurrent Processing
  • Scientific Methodology of Computer Science
I'm not certain yet whether they'll be difficult or not.  For me, I think the most difficult will be the data and concurrent process modeling classes.  I've done some semblance of each, but not necessarily in a formal manner.

I've seen the course overview for the methodology and programming courses and they should be a matter of just grunting out the work.

The wildcard could be the systems architecture class. They are focusing on distributed processing systems (think Hadoop or some such).  I've dabbled with them in the past, but I can't say that they are my strong suit.  I've already started work on the lab to install a Rocks cluster, so at least I'm not waiting to the last minute.

Looks like there are about 9 members of my group, so I'll have a small set of people to work with and see on a fairly regular basis.  I've only me three of them so far, but they all seemed nice.

As I continue to work through the classes, I'll try and post more here.  I've been waiting to see what I was working with and any insights I gain before really posting. 

1 comment:

Wendy said...

Thanks for the update on your classes - sounds like there will be enough to challenge you some, but not overly difficult!