Ming in Waterloo
Here's some stuff I've accumulated while I was at student at the
University of Waterloo. I guess my Waterloo experience can best be
summarized like this: I spent the whole time trying to get out. In my free
time, I also struggled to make Waterloo into a place where I might want to
stay, but the fact that it was such a struggle was one of the reasons that
I wanted to leave so bad.
I have several rants. I've
included some of the safer ones here.
When Jon Kwan asked me to help out with this idea
for a technology conference for undergraduate students, I immediately
jumped aboard. Little did I know how much work it would take. Still, it
felt good helping to put together the first-ever Canadian Undergraduate
Technology Conference in my role as Co-Chair for 1999-2000.
A defunct organization that I used to run. It was an
attempt to do some extra-curricular CS stuff at Waterloo that failed
I used to be a student representative on the CS Curriculum Committee for a
while until they unceremoniously kicked me out (they dragged me out to an
early morning meeting, told me that my position had been eliminated, and
then asked me to help them write a report on the CS curriculums of other
universities for next week--I was not impressed).
Here are some links to a faq I started writing for the Waterloo version of
Nachos. I actually visited Berkeley once. Having spent hundreds of
hours TAing Nachos courses for a year, I was planning on hunting down the
inventors of Nachos and giving them the beating that they so richly
deserve. Unfortunately, I forgot. Plus, I think they moved to a different
university. I ended up going to Ikea instead.