CS50 Meals

CS50 Meals are casual opportunities to chat with CS50’s staff, classmates, alumni, and friends from industry as well as other guests from Harvard and Yale over (BYO!) breakfast, lunch, or dinner. (No need to eat during the chat if you’d rather not!) Times will vary so as to accommodate time zones.

To keep meals intimate, space is limited, so we’ll follow up ASAP via email to confirm spots. Please forgive if we can’t fit everyone for each meal! And do take care not to sign up unless sure you will attend!

Tuesday, 22 September 2020, at 4:30pm EDT, with David

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Thursday, 24 September 2020, at 12pm EDT, with Brian Kernighan

“Professor Brian W. Kernighan, who earned his doctoral degree in electrical engineering from Princeton in 1969, joined the department in 2000. Before returning to Princeton, he worked for 30 years at the Computing Science Research Center of Bell Laboratories, where he was head of the Computing Structures Research Department from 1981 to 2000. Professor Kernighan was a member of the editorial board for Software―Practice & Experience, 1990-2009, and has been the adviser for the Addison-Wesley series on Professional Computing since 1990. His research Interests include software tools, application-oriented languages, programming methodology, user interfaces, digital humanities, and technology education.” Brian also taught CS50 when David took it in 1996!

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Thursday, 24 September 2020, at 3pm EDT, with James Mickens

“James Mickens is a professor of computer science who is interested in improving the performance and security of complex applications like web browsers and operating systems. He is also interested in various aspects of waffle fries; he spends large amounts of time finding waffle fries, eating them, and then reading non-peer-reviewed research which claims that waffle fries are healthy. James is prepared to discuss any aspect of the human condition. For example, he’d be happy to chat about various career paths in computer science, including grad school, start-ups, and working for large tech companies. He also looks forward to discussing bigger-picture questions like ‘why does the universe contain something instead of nothing?’ and more importantly ‘what’s the best code editor?’”

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Thursday, 1 October 2020, at 1pm EDT, with Jack Adam and Justin Sung

“Justin is a junior at Yale majoring in Computer Science and Psychology and interning at a lab focusing on the modern diet and its concomitant effects on the brain. If you are interested in or have questions about these topics - or even if you don’t - please don’t hesitate to stop by and introduce yourself!”

“Jack is a senior in Yale College majoring in Computing and the Arts. Currently, he’s working on his thesis under Benedict’s advising, where he’s visualizing individuals’ computer usage to identify paths, hotspots, and textures and to compare our digital interactions to our changing physical interactions given social distancing. He’d love to discuss web design, data visualization, or anything in-between!”

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