Welcome Letter 2019

Hello Students!

Welcome to Computational Form, I’m looking forward to meeting you all (and seeing some of you again).

You have Homework

Well, not much homework. Please read this email fully and do everything listed here before the first class to be fully prepared.

Bookmark this Site

The class website is http://compform.net

This site will host the class calendar, syllabus, assignments, and lecture notes.

Read the Syllabus

The Syllabus is on the class website. Read it now!

Bring three questions about the syllabus, typed on paper, to the first class.

These will count toward your “participation” grade! This can be an easy A or easy 0 to kick off your semester.

Watch These Things

Watch these videos before class on Friday:

How (and Why) Spelunky Makes its Own Levels | Game Maker’s Toolkit

How Jonathan Blow Designs a Puzzle | Game Maker’s Toolkit

Digital Creatures Learn to cooperate | Two Minute Papers

Be on Time

The short version of my attendance policy:

Attend every class, arrive early, stay late.

Be Prepared

Bring these things to Friday’s class and to every class:

laptop + a Comp Form sketchbook + red pen + black pen + pencil + camera/phone