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9/10 starsCompleted
  • 10 reviews
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6 years, 5 months ago
This is quite a curious case of online course. It's totally unconventional, it's one of the worst and also one of the best. But after all it's definitely worth taking, provided it's offered again. Let me exp... This is quite a curious case of online course. It's totally unconventional, it's one of the worst and also one of the best. But after all it's definitely worth taking, provided it's offered again. Let me explain why, starting from cons: Cons: The course isn't really well organized. Lecture videos always arrive after their promised release time. What's more unbelievable is the other promised lecturer didn't show up at all. In the end the amount of people who did the final project(which doesn't affect the completion of the course) was shoddy. Pros: Regardless of the video lecture quality, all the resources provided by the lecturer as a seasoned Silicon Valley insider is top-notch. After going through all the readings + course notes you'll have a much much better and more systematic idea of what a startup is about, and, without exaggeration, much deeper insight on the whole world. To gain invaluable insight, experience and information in an organized form from a seasoned and quite successful startup guy is wonderful and will help you form correct notions about many things in the beginning, helping you save unnecessary wasted time. Also the skills he taught are quite useful as well. The cons are probably because the lecturer was just too busy. After all he is not a pure professor, but also the boss of a startup company. So I actually doubt whether this course will get offered again. But for all the resources it's definitely worthy to do.
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10/10 starsCompleted
6 years, 1 month ago
This course took me a lot of time and effort. But the professor, Balaji S. Srinivasan, is very clear. He actually tells you everything you need to know to accomplish the assignments. You won't come out of th... This course took me a lot of time and effort. But the professor, Balaji S. Srinivasan, is very clear. He actually tells you everything you need to know to accomplish the assignments. You won't come out of this course and be able to start a startup business, but you have your ass covered about a lot of things you do need to know if you do anything at this realm. especially from the tech side. I see some concepts from this course returning. And I do like tutorials. Not less important, I have less patience than most people for things that bore me. I cannot for example complete networking classes when they delved into concepts which can be summed very quickly. This class is very straight-forward given you are willing to put the effort and get the most of it. I don't think you should know Linux to well, I knew it very basically. I recommend this class to anyone who is interested about CS or Startup Engineering (Technically I thought it would be harder you should at-least have one preliminary intro to computing course the best one is MIT's edx 6..00 and Udacity's one is pretty fun also. So I recommend trying it without per- conceptualizations of what it should be like and get the most - try if it works for you
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