Welcome to the course! Many of you are coming from the related course LIS5362 (and perhaps even LIS5367 ) so this may be a "welcome back!" Neither are official prerequisites, though familiarity with the topics in 5362 may be helpful.
The first front page - in Canvas - is the primary source of material for this course; everything you need for the course will be available here. Many links go through http://jrm4.com (including a mirror of this page for backup and emergency purposes); feel free to browse that as well. Links to all tools and readings will be available from the front page.
This is an online class, to be conducted in Blackboard Collaborate. Here is the link: https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/9ff3efc0226f4d54842031650560d5ac
This class does NOT have a required group work component; but it does have an optional one. Additionally, I believe strongly in inter-student support and collaboration, especially for technical courses such as this one. I have found Discord to be an excellent tool for this, and I do have a (so-called) FSU server for this purpose. You may join here, please follow the instructions once you get in. Discord also makes for a convenient backup solution to Collaborate, which sometimes fails. If you'd like to join, go here and follow the instructions about letting me know which class you're in. https://discord.gg/jm7Xpgjb - continually updated link
Note: Discord is NOT mandatory.
There will be other requirements, computer-wise. Specifically, eventually you will need access to a Linux computer (possibly virtual) on which you have "root" access. One very easy option is to simply buy a Raspberry Pi; but there are also other no-cost options that will be detailed later in the course. f you are not yet familiar with any of this, no worries - all will be explained in detail.
Continuation of an idea from last time:
Read AT LEAST the first 4 sections (Intro, MGBs, Tanks and Batmobiles, BitFlinger, and GUIs) — the rest is optional, but pretty good: