David Rios Section Fall 2020

Class Info

Fridays, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM NYC time (GMT-4, until Nov. 1, then GMT-5)
Instructor: David Rios
Contact: dar436@nyu.edu , @rios on ITP/IMA Discord
Office Hours link

Contact David

Office hours 

Click here for office hours and to know my general schedule for the week. You’ll need to sign in with your NYU login to see it. I will schedule regular office hour appointment slots which you can book automatically once the semester starts. If you’d like to schedule a time to meet that is not on my calendar, email me well in advance of when you’d like to meet and I’d be happy to try to accommodate your request.


Outside of office hours, I am generally available via email. I’ll do my best to respond to emails within 24 hours of receiving it.


I use the ITP/IMA discord and can communicate there as well. If you @ me I’ll do my best to respond within 24 hours

How Class Will Be Run

The most valuable thing we can do when we are in person or online in a class meeting together is to discuss and practice the subject that you’re learning. The class is “flipped” meaning, any “lecture material” is on this site in video or written form, and assigned for the weeks where we will discuss it. I will expect that you’ve done the readings or watched the videos and tried the lab exercises assigned in advance of each class, and are coming to the class meetings with questions. Class meetings will be mainly discussions and shared demonstrations or experiments, not lectures. Use class time to get me or your classmates to clarify things you didn’t understand from the assigned material.

Assignments are due 24 hours in advance of the next class, and should be submitted as documentation posts on your blogs. It’s okay if you couldn’t get a lab exercise or a project to work. When that happens, try to debug it, explain what you did in your blog, and come to class prepared to talk about the details and ask specific questions. Pay attention to your classmates’ work and their questions; quite often, they’ll be asking the same thing as you.

When class meetings are conducted online, I might record the Zoom meetings, if it is useful to the class and if all students consent. We will pause the recording when the discussion needs more privacy, and I will share the recording links only with our class, and set them to expire after the semester. If a question comes up in class or in online office hour meetings that is broadly useful, I may ask you if we can record the answer for others. Your comfort and consent are important, however, so please let me know if you have concerns.

Class Tools

Since this class will be meeting remotely via Zoom this semester, there are a few other tools I’ll be using that you might want to get familiar with:

NYU Google App suite – you’ll need to know these for most of NYU interaction. You have access to the whole suite through your NYU account. Search for NYU Drive. We’ll use mail, calendar, docs, sheets, drive, and slides.

Zoom – Check out Zoom tutorials and resources by NYU.

Student Blogs

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Useful Links

Arduino Nano 33 IoT board with USB connector facing the top
Nano 33 IOT