[ddj] FREE online course "Introduction to Databases" from Stanford University School of Engineering
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Wed Sep 21 09:39:19 UTC 2011
Yes, that's my impression too - it's a hardcore computer science course.
Which is good for those who want theoretical background, like me (and so I
can look knowledgeable, rather than blank, when clients say "Hey, let's
ditch postgres and use an OLAP data cube!").
But it may not be the easiest way to learn how to use databases for
P2PU looks very interesting, hadn't come across it before.
On 21 September 2011 10:24, Tim McNamara <tim.mcnamara at okfn.org> wrote:
> I'm very interested in following/participating with the group but I don't
> know about the course. It is very much designed for computer scientists
> interested about technical decisions regarding database design. I've signed
> up to the Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning courses.
> If the course ends up being a little too technical, there are a couple of
> other options that we could pursue. P2PU (http://www.p2pu.org) seems like
> something worth taking a look at as a group.
> On 20 September 2011 21:41, Nicola Hughes <nicola at scraperwiki.com> wrote:
>> First thing to do is sign up. I'm not sure what it's going to be like
>> exactly. I would suggest you try and get someone, especially a programmer,
>> to pair up with as a proper (non-virtual) study partner.
>> I think a lot of us will be scattered all over the world and many like
>> myself will be travelling so the only option is a virtual study group where
>> we can post questions, useful links and help each ddj cell.
>> Will send you out a form to see where people would like to host the study
>> group online
>> On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 10:03 AM, Liliana Bounegru <bounegru at ejc.net>wrote:
>>> Dear all,
>>> The Stanford University School of Engineering offers a free online
>>> course "Introduction to Databases" from October 10 through December 12. The
>>> instructor will be available for online discussions. The course does not
>>> assume prior knowledge of any specific topics, however a reasonable amount
>>> of programming, as well as knowledge of basic computer science theory will
>>> make the material more accessible.
>>> To sign up for the course and get more information check this page<http://db-class.org/>
>>> Nicola Hughes of ScraperWiki (in cc) is interested in creating a study
>>> group for this course. If anyone is interested to join her please reply to
>>> this email.
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