Intro to Database Systems - Spring 2018

Instructor: Mehul Shah


Q: I am on the waitlist. What can I do to get in?
A: In a course this big, we cannot consider requests for individual treatment.  So we will let the campus waitlist policy play out.  Interested students on the waitlist are invited to attend the first few lectures, sign up for course accounts, begin homeworks, and wait to see if they can get in.

Q: Will lectures be webcasted?
A: Yes, webcasts will be published on CalCentral.  However, experts say that students who attend CS186 lectures in person marinate more deliciously in the material, and benefit from powerful network effects.

Q: Do I need the book?
A: All the material you need will be covered in lectures, sections, and test reviews. Sometimes, however, our explanations are not ideal, in which case, the book is a great reference with more detail.

Q: What are the logistics for midterm 1?
A: When -- Thursday, March 1 -- 11AM to 12:30PM
      Where -- SID ends in {6,8} : Cory Hall, Room 277
                           SID ends in {0-5, 7, 9} : Dwinelle, Room 155

      DSP accommodation: Thursday, March 1 -- 9AM to 12PM -- Soda Hall 405 (time based on letter)

CS186 Spring 2018 OH Calendar