Chris and I were both a bit concerned a couple of years ago when MIT announced that 6.001 was changing from Scheme to Python. Luckily Alex Vandiver has been keeping the SICP flame alive over IAP with 6.S194 – Zombies drink caffeinated 6.001. A good way to start Code Year, if you’d like to learn to program the old-school MIT way. But, as the course notes say:
- This is not a class to teach Scheme
- Nor really a class about programming at all
- This is a course about Computer Science
If you’re not familiar with MIT’s culture, IAP is the name for the month of January. During that month, they put “real” classes on hold, and everyone does something they’re interested in, like trying to build the world’s largest yoyo. It’s also when the famous mystery hunt occurs.