Who gives this course:
Semester 1, Quartile 2. Course code: 2IMS20
Time: on Tuesdays, hours 5 and 6 (13.45 -- 15.30) and Thursdays, hours 3 and 4 (10:45 -- 12:30)
The grading of the HH course is done with specific exercises. We have two group of them: a) the challenges b) the optional additional tasks
The Challenges The challenges count for 90% of the final grade. Challenges are thoroughly explained during the lectures. Students are expected to complete at least some of them at seclab?.win.tue.nl:8080.
We do NOT expect students to be able to solve all the challenges. Many of the challenges are very difficult; in particular, the Format String Challenges are completely facultative and not counted in the final grade.
When grading the challenges, we take into consideration when a challenge is solved: solving a challenge the days after it has been made available counts for the full score. Solving a challenge just before the final deadline counts much less. The earlier you solve the challenge, the higher the score. If you solve a challenge within 1 or 2 weeks from the moment it was open , then you get the full points. Afterwards, you get a lower score. I do not have a precise algorithm for that, but it decreases linearly. Finishing them before the end of the year will likely give you at least 60 percent of the grade (per challenge). Finishing them in January will cost you more or less 50 percent of the score.
The Additional Tasks Additional tasks are facultative, and their availability is limited, so they are reserved to the best students (you will not be able to get a 10 for the course unless you carry out an additional task as well).
Look at the slides for the available additional tasks (we have two of them)
Availability for the additional tasks is limited (we cannot have all students giving a presentation), and if there are more requests than places available, I'll have to make a choice based on an intermediate evaluation done on December 6 (this intermediate evaluation is going to be based on the score you have realized on the Webapplication challenges you have solved by December 6).