Coding Tools


You will need a code editor, I recommend Atom but you can use any other code editor. Examples that other students have used are: Sublime, Notepad++, Emacs, Vim, GEdit.

Bash Terminal

You will need a bash terminal. If you are on a Mac or Linux, you already have this.

If you are using Windows 10, you should follow these instructions from HowToGeek. I made a video this evening as well that may help.

If you are using Windows 7 or 8, then you will want to use Cygwin. This video should help you setup Cygwin and Python3.

Social Media

We decided to use Slack for this class. Remember that this Slack is *NOT* the same as Martin setup for your intro to ISC course.

You can sign up for our Slack for the course (and you can use it for other Tec work) at You will need to use your Tec email as your login and create a *new* password for this (this is not the same as your Tec email or the other Slack). Be sure to join the #tc1014gda channel on our Slack.

If you want to use Twitter as well, you can check out or post to the #TC1014 hashtag.

WordPress and GitHub

You should have already created your own blog (Ken recommends WordPress) and a GitHub account. Once you have done that *and* created a first post (and removed the default WordPress posts) please register your blog for this course. There is a link for that at the top of our course site.

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