All course communication will be managed through Slack. A link to sign up for the course slack page can be found on the one (and only) announcement on Blackboard.
You can use Slack to:
Asking for help on Slack:
#hw01for questions about homework 1).
Never heard of Slack? Watch this 2-minute video to see what it’s all about:
Rather than hold the same “Office Hours” every week, you can use this app to schedule a meeting with Prof. Helveston (also linked in the “Tools” menu above). This will automatically send a calendar invite with a link to a Webex video call.
If you and some classmates want to meet together, have one person schedule the meeting and type in the names of everyone else in the scheduling form.
This can be a difficult class - do not suffer in silence! Come talk with me!
Your class tutors will each hold a specific period of time each week dedicated to help you will course assignments. Please don’t make your tutors sit and do emails for two hours - come by and ask for help!
GW Coders is a study group that brings together students and faculty to apply computational and data analytics skills in research. It can be another great community to get extra help and expand your coding skills beyond what is covered in this class. Regular weekly meetings are usually held on Fridays - check their events page for details.
While the University Library is not a stand in for TAs, you can schedule a consultation for general help with Coding, Programming, Data, Statistical, and GIS. See more at https://academiccommons.gwu.edu/writing-research-help