Professor Jim Ries Reviews
Prof: Jim Ries / Fall 2020
Sep 28, 2021
Weed out class, only take if seriously interested. Labs are a big part of grade and hold a lot of importance, and also timed.
Alot of C, and how to use stack overflow
Not very teachy, would sell you internships at his company he works at. Nice guy, horrible teacher.
Have A LOT of experience in programming before, I came in not knowing a lot about programming (figured id pick it up as it is a entry class).Learning "ground up" is not really an option.
Anyone but Jim, pretty bad.
Prof: Jim Ries / Fall 2019
Oct 13, 2021
Boring as h*ll.
Learned C, I guess. Not useful for people looking to get into programming. Not even sure it was useful for good programming practices in C, tbh. It's a weed-out class.
Talks about his company a lot.
Labs are a significant portion of your grade. They're easy to get points on and miss points on. If you struggle there - unsurprising - get help from other students or the TAs.
Anyone but Ries.