Overheard: CS50 Office Hours

Teaching staff and students gather at Quincy House on Wednesday night for CS50 tables. Students pass around candy bars to help refuel while working on the final problem set of the semester.
Teaching staff and students gather at Quincy House on Wednesday night for CS50 tables. Students pass around candy bars to help refuel while working on the final problem set of the semester.

Heart-wrenchingly difficult CS50 had office hours recently for the last p-set of the semester in Annenberg. Flyby decided to do some eavesdropping to document the mayhem that went on before p-sets were due the next day at noon. Here's the best of what we heard.

1. “Don’t go in there, I saw a rat!”
Worrisome that this was said in Annenberg.

2. “Is it a bad idea to implement the teleport?”
Another student: “Don’t do teleport! Don’t do it!”
Trust the girl who tried to implement a teleport function for seven hours.

3. “That is a fire hazard.”
Perceptively stated by a student as someone trips over a MacBook charger.

4. “Very close, very close, burning up!!”
TF clueing in someone to the right code.

5. “This. Is. Beautiful.”
As a student looks at their own code. You go, Glen Coco.

6. “Come on guys: DISPLAY YOUR SHUTTLE!”
Screamed by a TF standing on table, to a crowd of students.

7. “I’m so outside the loop.”
Get it? Loop? CS50 coding loop? Punny.

8. “So there’s no hash-tagging?”
The only time when hashtags need to be executed thoughtfully.

9. “Last office hours? So sad…”
The students hug. Emotions are running high.

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