CS20 Web Programming

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Course Description & Prereq’s

An introduction to techniques, principles, and practices of writing computer programs for the World Wide Web. Server and browser capabilities and limits. Media types, handlers, and limitations. Web programming languages and techniques. Web security, privacy, and commerce. Lectures augmented with programming projects illustrating concepts and current practice.


COMP 11: Introduction to Computer Science

Suggested Skills

This is a course in web programming.  You do not need to know anything about the web- we will cover than in class.  But you should have solid grasp of programming concepts, and you should be able to create a moderately complex piece of code.  If you have any concerns, please talk to me!

Course Goals

  • Get you from 0 to 60 – FAST!
  • Understand the many modalities of Web Programming – it’s not what you may think!
  • Get your dev skills to the next level
  • Along the way, learn some very useful software tools that will serve you well in future endeavors (and look cool on a resume)

Teaching Team:

Lisa DiOrio lisa.diorio@tufts.edu


Angela Maliakal
Dhiraj Chakravorty
Dylan Maloy
Elizabeth Encherman
Grace Ye
Gun Yang
Helen Li
Isra Hamid_Ali
James Maslen
Joy Ho
Pranav Jain
Qijin Chau
Seixas Aldrich
Sophia Wang
Victor Parga
William Huang

Communication & Assistance

Office Hours

Lisa’s office hours: Tuesday: 6:30pm online, M/W after class in the classroom
TA Office hours: Sunday at 8:45pm online, Monday, Wednesday at 7pm online, Tuesday, Thursday 4pm  (Halligan), Friday 10am (Halligan)

To attend online office hours please use this linkhttps://tufts.zoom.us/j/95390816650?pwd=OUFOMGtyR201SlZwdHNEamFUdlkwQT09 

Additional office hours available on request. Best to post your request on Piazza.

TA Office Hours Policy:  Office Hours will last for approximately an hour.  If you need more time, it is at the discretion of the TA as to whether they can stay longer.
Important!  If no one shows up for an Office Hours slot within the first 30 minutes, the TA may end early.


Piazza course link: https://piazza.com/tufts/fall2021/cs20
Send requests/posts as much as possible through Piazza


Assignments will be posted and are to be submitted using Canvas.
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Weekly Announcements

Will be posted in Piazza the beginning of each week with any important announcements or schedule updates.