What are the big stories in Artificial Intelligence research these days? [more inside]
Need suggestions on creating an interactive map of congressional districts. I'd like to have a map embedded on my site (only Us) with zoom-able and click-able Congressional districts. When a district is selected, I'd like to display the relevant Senator & Congressman. [more inside]
How do I find every possible outcome of an arbitrary length set of coin flips? [more inside]
Recommendations for a Python tutorial for someone with no programming experience? [more inside]
Help me find awesome videos for high school students that show interesting new algorithms research. [more inside]
Going to Graduate School with a Full Time job [more inside]
I did very well in my undergrad discipline, but want to pursue something entirely different. How best to make the move? [more inside]
I'm considering doing a career 180 and learning how to code. Should I do this? Do I have what it takes? What is it like to program for a living? Details within... [more inside]
Can you give me advice on finding summer internships for a sophomore CS major? [more inside]
Looking for a community/forum where I can learn more about networking, code, security, and OS-independent CS topics
I'm looking for a forum where I can ask questions about networking, security, coding, operating systems, web design, etc. There are many of these out there, but I'd like to find a single community which covers all these topics more or less equally (so it isn't a Linux forum with a small section on BSD, or a coding forum with a small section on networking). I'd like it to be the sort of forum where users stay around for several years as they learn and contribute at different levels, with high literacy and education-to-spam levels. Could I have your recommendations please?
I am (very nearly) finished with my applications to computer science PhDs, and I realized I don't really know what will happen next. Assuming I get in anywhere, what sorts of contacts with programs are in store between their decision and mine? [more inside]
Programmers soon learn that
“Any code of your own that you haven't looked at for six or more months might as well have been written by someone else.”This maxim, generally cited as “Eagleson's Law [of Programming]” (and often extended “Eagleson is an optimist; the real number is more like 3 weeks”) has been floating around the internet for ages*. But who is Eagleson, and where did this notion originally appear? [more inside]
What open-source projects should I look at to see examples of great design and clear coding style? [more inside]
Computer science-related art I can print and frame in my office? [more inside]
How much do admissions committees for cs grad programs care about GRE analytical writing scores? [more inside]
Asking-for-a-friend-filter: my friend is doing Bachelor's in Computer Science and has a final year project to the tune of 'website with database'. He doesn't want to make something as generic as a regular shopping website; so any interesting, offbeat ideas for database websites would be more than welcome. Catch: Shouldn't be very difficult. And should be SFW.
Help me figure out what computer science book I heard about on the web a while ago. [more inside]
I would like to take an evening/night-time course in software development/computer programming in London. Where should I look? [more inside]
Given my level of preparation, how reasonable is it for me to hope to get into a funded master's program in computer science? And can you suggest some schools that fund non-PhD students? [more inside]
I am a GIS college student looking to develop my skills in programming, particularly in Python. For starters, I need to wake up my dormant math skills. What mathematics-for-programmers books, or general Computer Science books, should I be looking for? [more inside]
How can I get a comp sci education without all the BS that goes along with getting a BS? [more inside]
I'm a fairly recent and very inexperienced computer science graduate from a great public university, and I need some job advice. At the moment, I'd like to get into game development (specifically on the iPhone side of things), but I'm also interested in music and composition, mathematical art, animation, photography, and cinema, as well as archiving to some extent. What's a good job for me, and how do I get it? [more inside]
Newbie Graph Theory: How can I find all the faces of a planar undirected graph? Or, what I think is equivalent, all of the chordless cycles (cycles in which no two nodes are connected by any path other than a subset of the cycle) . [more inside]
College filter: I think I went to the wrong college. What do I do now? [more inside]
Got any ideas for a senior design project for Computer Science students? [more inside]
How do I gain a good understanding (both macro and micro) of the modern computer/internet/electronics? [more inside]
Home for break - how can I most effectively search and apply for local computer science jobs? [more inside]
I've transferred to Brooklyn College from College of Staten Island. I'm in the Computer Science major. I'm wondering if there is anything to keep in mind when studying there. [more inside]
Computer Science Filter: Anyone have any suggestions for a Database text book. I am teaching a course title Database Technology next semester. The previous professor used a textbook that was "MS Access"-heavy. Any suggestions for a textbook that covers Database Technology, meets course description (below) and isn't MS-Dependent? I have no problem using MS Access, just don't want to depend on it. [more inside]
I have a really stupid, poorly designed paper assigned to me that I have to write, please help me with it.
I have a really stupid, poorly designed paper assigned to me that I have to write. Please help me with it. [more inside]
I get to teach myself Cryptography for a class, please help me pick my book! [more inside]
I'm a final year biochemistry undergrad, and through my internships / reading of papers / etc, I've become keenly aware that I'd like to be more conversant with computer science approaches to the field. The sheer volume of approaches and strategies in bioinformatics is a little overwhelming, though: where's a good place to start focusing my attention? I have strong maths skills, but my programming ability is limited to pecking out simple instruction sets in Python or Matlab, and my research work thus far has mostly been on isolating and characterising protein markers from serum / urine / etc.
Contemplating on switching my comp sci major to something specifically related to the automotive industry...
Switching from comp sci to automotive. Is it worth it? Also, work ethics and discipline dilemmas are abound. [more inside]
Very general question: Freelance programming - how/what/when/where? [more inside]
I've been interested in getting my master's in Computer Science from a local school. I've been out of college for 4 years and don't have any academic contacts. How do I go about doing this? [more inside]
Is it worth it to get a M.S. or a Ph.D in Computer Science? What kinds of doors would they open? [more inside]
Would you recommend Computer Science to school leavers? If so, do you have an opinion as to why dropout and graduate unemployment rates seem to be so high? [more inside]
Help me find a career path or course of study that combines the topic I'm interested in (obesity and public health) with the methods I enjoy (applied math and computer science). [more inside]
How do it "Simply POST the username and password to the login method" (preferbly using PHP)? [more inside]
Are there any good podcasts on Computer Science research? [more inside]
I'm about to graduate college. I am torn between computer science and the arts. What should I do next? [more inside]
How useful will a MSc in computer science be if I don't intend to make a living via programming? I need to make a decision by this Monday. [more inside]
Is joining Upsilon Pi Epsilon worth anything?
Looking for some resources for explaining a programming career to middle school kids. [more inside]
If I go to a local engineering college and a friend of mine turns out to be a terrorist, will the government torture me? Or am I just being paranoid? [more inside]
Should I teach an AP Computer Science class, or an introduction to Computer Science? More details inside... [more inside]
Edumacate me! PhD in information science, computer science... or what? Masters at the MIT Media Lab (or similar)? Help! [more inside]
What "top n techie" lists do you know of? I'm specifically after lists of the movers and shakers in the tech scene, rather than the cutest a la Violet Blue, but hottest geek lists are also interesting. I'm not bothered about time frame - I'd like to see lists from top geeks of 2009 to top geeks of all time.
What is the most important scientific question of our time? [more inside]