What is CSI?


Many tips, tricks and practical computing skills aren’t taught in classes, but you still need to know them, either to work on projects or to answer relatives’ questions about “the internet” at Thanksgiving dinner. That’s where the CSI series of tutorials comes in.


This series is designed to answer questions you have and questions you haven’t thought to ask yet. Taught by Juniors and Seniors in the EECS program, these hands-on tutorial sessions are guaranteed to be relevant to your experiences as a student in a computing-related field at the University of Michigan. The instructors will share their expertise and tips with you and answer your questions in a relaxed, noncritical atmosphere. You will meet women students who have already made it most of the way through the demanding EECS program and will have opportunities to ask them for advice on the nontechnical secrets to their success. This term four sessions will be offered, and you can choose to attend whichever ones would benefit you.


They will be offered at 10 a.m. on Saturday mornings and brunch will be provided. We ask that you RSVP so that we know how much food to provide.






Topics for Winter 2004:


Saturday, March 20th, 10 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.

Media Union, 3rd Floor Computer Classroom Windows I

Master the Command Line:

Navigating UNIX to the Far Side of the GUI

This tutorial will introduce you to the Unix computing environments here at Michigan, and cover topics that will help you in your classes. Useful commands, timesaving batch operations, common editors, makefiles, Perl scripting, and man pages will be some of the topics covered. No prior experience required.


Saturday, March 27th, 10 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.

Media Union, 3rd Floor Computer Classroom Windows I

Oh What a Tangled Web We Weave:

HTML and Web Basics

This tutorial will introduce you to the basics of HTML coding for the creation of WebPages. By the end of the session you will have created a fully functional homepage and learned the basics of coding WebPages from scratch. Although Dreamweaver and other HTML editors are useful tools, they often muss up the HTML code, and thus being able to understand it is very handy. No prior experience required.


Saturday, April 3rd, 10 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.

Media Union, 3rd Floor Computer Classroom Windows I

Routers and Firewalls and Protocols, oh my! Demystifying the Internet

If you’ve ever had a relative ask you “So who runs the internet, anyway?” over a turkey dinner and been unable to answer, this tutorial is for you. No prior experience required.


Location/Time TBA

Dissecting a Desktop:

Computer Innards 101

This hands-on tutorial will take you through many common maintenance tasks (like replacing RAM or a video card) and explain what all the boards, cables, and plugs are in a standard desktop PC. No prior experience required.





Contact Information


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