Essential Skills

Lecturer Adam Belloum
Lab teachers Mick Pouw Huan Zhou

News and Information

Seating arrangements

Check the outcome of the NomCom procedure to find out which seat has been assigned to you for this block.

Installing the desktop machines


  • If the computer is still running, turn if off.
  • Turn the computer on.
  • Use F12 to enter the boot menu.
  • At the top of the menu it should read “Boot mode is: UEFI”. If not, contact a lab teacher.
  • From the boot menu, select the “Onboard NIC(IPv4)” option.

The machine will now perform a network boot. When the GRUB menu appears

  • Select “Install Ubuntu 16.04 Desktop (unattended)”
  • Be patient, the machine gives no feedback while the kernel is being loaded :-(

The machine will now do an unattended install of Ubuntu 16.04.
All existing data will be overwritten!
Realize this when you want to reinstall in the future.

After installation, the machine will reboot and boot its new installation.
This installation is configured to work within the OS3 network.
For instance, it uses LDAP to verify your credentials when you log in.

Time and Location


Every Monday and Thursday (September 5 - October 20, 2016)

10.15 - 12.00 hours

SNE Lab (B1.23)

Assignment Review Process


To help you prepare your assignment here are a couple of points

  • Feedback is given on a weekly basis
    • To get feedback you have to finish your assignment before the deadline (announced by the lab teachers)
    • You will receive the feedback usually one week after the deadline
    • If you miss a deadline you will get feedback somewhere before the end of the block
    • At the end of the block the lab teachers will determine whether your assignments were sufficient. They must be sufficient for you to pass the course.
  • The group assignment
    • A kind of homework with the objective to work in a group (to get to know your classmates) and learn a bit more about a given topic.
    • It consists of reading a paper or watching an online video (Keynotes, tutorials, lectures, …)
    • TODO:
      • extract the interesting points and write a short summary on your own wiki (Text, figures, references …)
      • discuss them with you group members
      • Present them in the next lecture (2 to 3 min per group, so be prepared)
  • How we review your assignments: following criteria are important
    • clarity of the given explanations
    • references
    • analysis of the proposed further reading (HomeWork)
    • robustness of the proposed solution (programming, regular expression)
    • comments
    • presentation and layout



Date subject sheets Assignments Deadline assignments
September 5 Wikis(Dokuwiki) XML(XHTML) (Doku)Wiki, XML Assignment 1 1.1 & 1.2 –> 11/09 23:59
September 8 CSS XSLT CSS/XSLT,HealthyComputing 1.3 –> 14/09 23:59
September 12 Regular expression regular expression Assignment 2 access_log1.txt 2.1 –> 18/09 23:59
September 15 Text Processing Tools/ text processing tools 2.2 .. 3 –> 21/09 23:59
September 19 Build systems/Version Control systems/ Build systems,Version Control Systems, Assignment 3 4 –> 25/09 23:59
September 22 Latex Latex1, Latex 2 5&6 –> 28/09 23:59
September 26 Introduction statistics 1 Sheets Complete the hands-on
September 29 Introduction statistics 2 Sheets
October 3 Introduction computer Architecture 1 computer Architecture 1 Assignment ca1 09/10 23:59
October 6 Introduction computer Architecture 2 computer Architecture 2 Assignment ca2 12/10 23:59
October 10 Operating systems Introduction to Operating systems Assignment OS 16/10 23:59
October 13 Web Service Web Services Assignment WS 19/10 23:59
October 17 Guest Lecture1: CockroachDB: bringing scalability to RDBMs
October 20 Guest Lecture2: Relation BD and NoSQL, NewSQL Slides
October 24 Exam

Homework groups

Group Student 1 Student 2 Student 3 Student 4
1 Fons Mijnen Marcel den Reijer Ivo van der Elzen
2 Max Grim Vincent van Dongen Alexander Blaauwgeers Marwin Baumann
3 Rahaf Mousa Anouk Boukema Mick Cox
4 Ronan Loftus Marcel Brouwers Rick Lahaye
5 Fouad Makioui Leandro Velasco João De Novais Marques
6 Kris Mladenov Bart Hermans Jeroen van Heugten
7 Tako Marks Arne Zismer Kees Halvemaan
8 Abe Wiersma Sandino Moeniralam Willem Rens Nick de Bruijn





  • October 24th : 10:15-12:15 ES Exam (theory)
  • October 24th : 13:15-15:15 ES Exam (practical part) –> you can use TexMaker for the latex part
  • Cheat sheets to be used during the exam –> only printed sheets (print them before the exam)

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