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This presentation has been prepared for TELFest 2017 at the University of Sheffield, 3-7 July 2017.
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This module introduces some really interesting topics and ideas I have never met before. I feel as though I have picked up some really valuable skills and had my mind opened to computer programming... On the whole I feel this is a modern course, teaching the skills needed for today in a truly original and fresh way.
This module has helped me learn a computing language which is something I've always wanted to do. The core concepts of this module are interesting and I have probably gotten the most out of this module compared to the others thus far. My favourite part by far has been the LaTeX classes, I feel I've taken away a life long skill at such an early stage of the year!
The merging of things learnt in Python, LaTeX and HTML towards the end of the semester seemed almost certainly something that will come in useful, not just during the rest of my time at university but also perhaps in a career afterwards.