12 episodes

The CS50 Podcast is hosted by CS50's own David J. Malan and Brian Yu at Harvard University. Each episode focuses on (and explains!) current events and news in tech and computer science more generally.

This is the CS50 Podcast.

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    • 5.0, 37 Ratings

The CS50 Podcast is hosted by CS50's own David J. Malan and Brian Yu at Harvard University. Each episode focuses on (and explains!) current events and news in tech and computer science more generally.

This is the CS50 Podcast.

    Episode 11 - Making a CS50 Fair

    Episode 11 - Making a CS50 Fair

    In this episode, David and Brian discuss the origins of the CS50 Fair, the end-of-term exhibition of final projects that capstones CS50 students' experience. Why so many balloons? Why the raffle? And how can others run their own CS50 Fairs? All it took at first, it turns out, was some Entenmann's cakes!


    The CS50 Podcast is hosted by CS50's own David J. Malan and Brian Yu at Harvard University. Each episode focuses on (and explains!) current events and news in tech and computer science more generally.

    This is the CS50 Podcast.

    • 30 min
    Episode 10 - Teaching Academic Honesty

    Episode 10 - Teaching Academic Honesty

    In this episode, David and Brian discuss CS50's experience with matters of academic dishonesty, whereby students sometimes submit work that's not entirely their own. While the course aspires each year to reduce the number of instances thereof, most educationally impactful to date has been the course's introduction of a "regret clause" to its syllabus. If students do cross some ethical line, often late at night under significant stress, they are now encouraged to reach out to the course's heads within 72 hours. The course then addresses the matter internally, without escalation to the university itself. While the work in question is usually zeroed, students are often referred to other resources on campus as well for academic support and mental health. The effect has been to transform a process that was once primarily punitive into teachable moments.

    The CS50 Podcast is hosted by CS50's own David J. Malan and Brian Yu at Harvard University. Each episode focuses on (and explains!) current events and news in tech and computer science more generally.

    This is the CS50 Podcast.

    • 30 min
    Episode 9 - Restructuring CS50

    Episode 9 - Restructuring CS50

    In this episode, a discussion of CS50's underlying pedagogy. David and Brian discuss changes made to CS50 at Harvard in Fall 2019, among them new-and-improved lectures, weekly quizzes, by-appointment tutorials, a choice of end-of-term "tracks" for students, and lots of new problem sets. Hear the reasons behind those changes as well as what worked well and what didn't.

    The CS50 Podcast is hosted by CS50's own David J. Malan and Brian Yu at Harvard University. Each episode focuses on (and explains!) current events and news in tech and computer science more generally.

    This is the CS50 Podcast.

    • 50 min
    Episode 8 - FaceApp

    Episode 8 - FaceApp

    This week's podcast: David and Brian talk about FaceApp, which uses machine learning to alter photos of people.

    The CS50 Podcast is hosted by CS50's own David J. Malan and Brian Yu at Harvard University. Each episode focuses on (and explains!) current events and news in tech and computer science more generally.

    This is the CS50 Podcast.

    • 23 min
    Episode 7 - Why C?

    Episode 7 - Why C?

    This week's podcast: David and Brian talk about why CS50 is taught (primarily) in C.

    The CS50 Podcast is hosted by CS50's own David J. Malan and Brian Yu at Harvard University. Each episode focuses on (and explains!) current events and news in tech and computer science more generally.

    This is the CS50 Podcast.

    • 35 min
    Episode 6 - Machine Learning

    Episode 6 - Machine Learning

    This week's podcast: Brian Yu joins David as co-host for the first time, and the two share a discussion of a topic very much in vogue: machine learning.

    The CS50 Podcast is hosted by CS50's own David J. Malan and Brian Yu at Harvard University. Each episode focuses on (and explains!) current events and news in tech and computer science more generally.

    This is the CS50 Podcast.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

Joeker ,

Very informative and up to date!

This is an awesome resource to stay current on technology. I have taken the online version of CS50 and I really love David’s teaching style. Colton is a very knowledgeable co-host and the two have a really engaging conversational style. A must listen!

skalleluia ,

Think I get smarter just by listening

Really love David and Coulton.

Brilliant and approachable.

Podcast is all fun and top notch content - no filler.

Having taken the CS50 MOOC a few years back, this podcast embodies the same quality of its namesake.

doug-y-doug ,

What a Relief

Finally a good programming focused tech podcast. This is a major relief after trying to endure some of the other tech podcasts where the hosts spend two and a half hours babbling off topic about nonsense.

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