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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Tue, Jun 30, 2020

A representation of several blobs of code and their relationship.

Debugging and Version Control for Programming

Want your computer code to be perfect? Start by realizing that you will make mistakes when writing it! In this class you’ll learn how to discover and fix your errors. We will cover basic principles of debugging applicable to any programming language, though examples will use the Python language and its standard debugger pdb. Sometimes you’ll also want to try out new ideas without ruining the code that’s already working. We will therefore learn the basics of using the Git version control system, which makes it easy to fall back to an earlier version of your code if necessary. Git is also an important tool for collaborating with others, so that you can safely experiment with fixing errors in their code and taking it in new directions.

Please register in advance: https://forms.gle/CVaMQczWavzK52zG6

Registration Required

Fulbright Applicant Webinar for the Western Hemisphere (U.S. Citizens)

The Fulbright student program offers grants for research, study or assistant teaching for college graduates outside the U.S. This webinar focuses on the countries in Central and South America and Canada-- opportunities in specific countries, what to expect, how to apply, and more. Register: https://bit.ly/37WXV0c

Ongoing Events

Aerial view of Johnson Chapel and the surrounding Amherst College campus

Poetry in the Pandemic

In the time of uncertainty and anxiety, poetry brings us hope, inspiration and reflection. Have you been reading or writing poems in the pandemic? Do you want to share the lines you've read or written with the Amherst community? Please fill out the form: https://forms.gle/AqT9ofE76gL9edCp6 or email your response to Haoran Tong '23 at htong23@amherst.edu.

We welcome all students, faculty, staff, alumni and parents of Amherst College to participate! Help us lead a poetic life to overcome the difficult circumstances. We plan to compile all submissions into an anthology titled "Amherst Poetry in the Pandemic."