Thoughts on CS programs

excerpted from an email to a family friend

At least for me, the month of April (note: I wrote this in April but didn’t set up my site till June) is the time when your parents text you saying “so-and-so has a kid who’s a senior in high school, considering majoring in CS who has some questions, would you talk to them?”. I wrote a long email with some thoughts on the differences between large and small schools & their CS programs and figured I’d share. My email to one such family friend is below: