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Exposing Undergraduate Students to Database System Internals Anastassia Ailamaki
 

Summary: Exposing Undergraduate Students to Database System Internals
Anastassia Ailamaki
School of Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University
natassa@cs.cmu.edu
Joseph M. Hellerstein
Computer Science Division
University of California, Berkeley
jmh@cs.berkeley.edu
Abstract
In Spring 2003, Joe Hellerstein at Berkeley and Natassa
Ailamaki at CMU collaborated in designing and running
parallel editions of an undergraduate database course that
exposed students to developing code in the core of a full-
function database system. As part of this exercise, our
course teams developed new programming projects based
on the PostgreSQL open-source DBMS. This report de-
scribes our experience with this effort.
1 Motivation
As background, we revisit the previous teaching experi-

  

Source: Ailamaki, Anastassia - School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences