As a student of New York University and a resident of New York City, there are many resources available to help you succeed in this course and make the learning process enjoyable!


Via Email

We are fortunate to have Rachel Rosen as our e-tutor. If you have any questions about the material or a homework assignment, you can email her at

In Person

We are also fortunate to have Ben Wagle, Eric Limjoco, and Casey McGinley to help you with your programs in this course. They will be available, starting Monday, September 10, at the Washington Place Academic Technology Center, located at 14 Washington Place on the lower level. They will be in the room at the back of the lab at the following times.

  • Monday: 12:30–1:45, 3:30–4:45 (Eric), 2:00–5:00 (Casey), 5:00–7:00 (Ben)
  • Tuesday: 2:00–5:00 (Casey), 5:00–7:00 (Ben)
  • Wednesday: 12:30–1:45, 3:30–4:45 (Eric), 5:00–7:00 (Ben)
  • Thursday: 3:00–5:00 (Casey), 3:30–5:30 (Eric), 5:00–7:00 (Ben)
  • Friday: 10:00–12:00 (Ben), 11:00–1:00 (Casey), 2:00–5:00 (Eric)

Additional Selected Resources

Aims to federate the next generation of hackers for the New York innovation community

MIT OpenCourseWare: Introduction to Computer Science and Programming
Aims to provide students with an understanding of the role computation can play in solving problems

Natural Language Toolkit (NLTK)
A leading platform for building Python programs to work with human language data

NYC Resistor
A hacker collective with a shared space located in downtown Brooklyn

Open source programming language and environment for creating images, animations, and interactions

Program or be Programmed: Ten Commands for a Digital Age
Insightful text by media theorist, Douglas Rushkoff

A set of Python modules designed for writing games

The Python Tutorial
Introduces the basic concepts and features of the Python language and system

Open source Python library for mathematics, science, and engineering

A Surge in Learning the Language of the Internet
New York Times article on the growing demand for code literacy

NYU student organization facilitating a technology culture for those interested in tech startups