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ESP Biography



NICK TROCCOLI, Stanford Grad Student Studying Computer Science




Major: Computer Science

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: 2018

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

My name is Nick, and I'm a graduate student at Stanford studying computer science. Ever since I took my first computer science class, I've been hooked on computer programming and all the things you can do with computers. But more than that, I'm interested in the impact computers can have society - both the benefits and the problems they can raise. When I'm not programming, I'm usually jamming in a jazz group or playing board games like Settlers of Catan.



Past Classes

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E5483: What is Computer Science? in Splash Spring 2017 (Apr. 22 - 23, 2017)
Computer science is more than just programming - it's learning how to solve problems using computers. This class will teach you the fundamentals of computer science and how to think like a computer scientist: how to solve programming problems, understand what a computer is doing, and most importantly how to approach programming bugs if they come up. Join us and learn what computer science is all about!


E5115: What is Computer Science? in Splash Fall 2016 (Dec. 03 - 04, 2016)
Computer science is more than just programming - it's learning how to solve problems using computers. This class will teach you the fundamentals of computer science and how to think like a computer scientist: how to solve programming problems, understand what a computer is doing, and most importantly how to approach programming bugs if they come up. Join us and learn what computer science is all about!


M4875: What is Computer Science? in Splash Spring 2016 (Apr. 09 - 10, 2016)
Computer science is more than just programming - it's learning how to solve problems using computers. This class will teach you the fundamentals of computer science and how to think like a computer scientist: how to solve programming problems, understand what a computer is doing, and most importantly how to approach programming bugs if they come up. Join us and learn what computer science is all about!


M4625: Building iPhone Apps in Splash Fall 2015 (Nov. 07 - 08, 2015)
Ever wondered how the apps on an iPhone work? Ever wanted to go behind the scenes and make your own? We’ll take a look at how an iPhone app is created, from designing the interface to writing the code. Get a taste of what real developers do on a daily basis, and how you can make your own apps!


M4626: What is Computer Science? in Splash Fall 2015 (Nov. 07 - 08, 2015)
Computer science is more than just programming - it's learning how to solve problems using computers. This class will teach you the fundamentals of computer programming and how to think like a computer scientist: how to solve programming problems, understand what a computer is doing, and most importantly how to fix programming bugs if they come up. Join us and learn what computer science is all about!


M4427: Building iPhone Apps in Splash Spring 2015 (Apr. 11 - 12, 2015)
Ever wondered how the apps on an iPhone work? Ever wanted to go behind the scenes and make your own? We’ll take a look at how an iPhone app is created, from designing the interface to writing the code. Get a taste of what real developers do on a daily basis, and how you can make your own apps!


H4436: Cup Stacking in Splash Spring 2015 (Apr. 11 - 12, 2015)
What is cup stacking? Watch this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNPAF4sSAH0&list=UU_I1OD_vuDDIU0dStjTRV2A&feature=share&index=2 That's the current world-record holder for the "cycle" routine in cup stacking, a sport where you race to finish "upstacking" and "downstacking" certain pyramids of cups as fast as you can. (And no, that video isn't fast-forwarded). The best part is, cup stacking is super easy to learn (but hard to master!). In this class, you'll learn how to cup stack - the basic rules, routines, and tips and tricks on how to improve. Everyone will be given their own set of cups for the duration of the class so that you can practice individually. We'll also learn a few fun cup stacking relays to see how you can cup stack with other people.


M4049: Building iPhone Apps in Splash Fall 2014 (Nov. 08 - 09, 2014)
Ever wondered how the apps on an iPhone work? Ever wanted to go behind the scenes and make your own? We’ll take a look at how an iPhone app is created, from designing the interface to writing the code. Get a taste of what real developers do on a daily basis, and how you can make your own apps!


M3509: Building iPhone Apps in Splash! Spring 2014 (Apr. 12 - 13, 2014)
Ever wondered how the apps on an iPhone work? Ever wanted to go behind the scenes and make your own? We’ll take a look at how an iPhone app is created, from designing the interface to writing the code. Get a taste of what real developers do on a daily basis, and how you can make your own apps!


H3707: Cup Stacking in Splash! Spring 2014 (Apr. 12 - 13, 2014)
What is cup stacking? Watch this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNPAF4sSAH0&list=UU_I1OD_vuDDIU0dStjTRV2A&feature=share&index=2 That's the current world-record holder for the "cycle" routine in cup stacking, a sport where you race to finish "upstacking" and "downstacking" certain pyramids of cups as fast as you can. (And no, that video isn't fast-forwarded). The best part is, cup stacking is super easy to learn (but hard to master!). In this class, you'll learn how to cup stack - the basic rules, routines, and tips and tricks on how to improve. Everyone will be given their own set of cups for the duration of the class so that you can practice individually. We'll also learn a few fun cup stacking relays to see how you can cup stack with other people.


M3243: Building iPhone Apps in Splash! Fall 2013 (Nov. 02 - 03, 2013)
Ever wondered how the apps on an iPhone work? Ever wanted to go behind the scenes and make your own? We’ll take a look at how an iPhone app is created, from designing the interface to writing the code. Get a taste of what real developers do on a daily basis, and how you can make your own apps!


M2871: Building iPhone Apps in Splash! Spring 2013 (Apr. 13 - 14, 2013)
Ever wondered how the apps on an iPhone work? Ever wanted to go behind the scenes and make your own? We'll take a look at how an iPhone app is created, from designing the interface to writing the code. Get a taste of what real developers do on a daily basis, and how you can make your own apps!