6.826 Logistics

Class meetings // Grading // Labs // Homework // Collaboration // Staff // TA office hours

Class meetings

Lecture: MW1-2.30 (56-154)

Grading policy

Grades in 6.826 will be based on class participation (30%) and labs (70%). There will be no quizzes this year. You must complete all the labs to obtain a passing grade.


Labs are due on Thursdays at 5pm. Beginning with Lab 1, run make prepare-submit to generate a file lab[1-4]-handin.tar.gz that you can submit on the submission website.

You have a total of 72 late hours to use throughout the semester, which you can divide up among the lab assignments however you like; you don't have to ask or tell us. Each day late in excess of 72 hours will incur a full letter grade penalty on the lab exercise component of your overall grade. These late hours are intended for cases where you fall behind due to illness, job interviews, MIT athletic events, deadlines in other classes, etc. For extensions under extenuating circumstances (e.g., you are sick for a week), we require a letter from one of the student deans.


The homeworks are intended to make you think about the lecture topic and/or get your hands dirty. Homework submissions are due before the start of lecture (i.e., 1pm) on the specified due dates. We do not grade your answers for correctness, but merely check-off that you put reasonable effort into them.


You are welcome to discuss the homework and labs with other students, but all of your written work and code must be your own and must carefully acknowledge all contributions of ideas by others, whether from classmates or from sources you have read. We encourage interactions on Piazza.

Do not post your lab or homework solutions on publicly accessible web sites (such as GitHub) or file spaces (such as your Athena Public directory).


Frans Kaashoek
Butler Lampson
Nickolai Zeldovich

Teaching assistants
Tej Chajed

Staff mailing list
6826-staff@lists.csail.mit.edu, but we would prefer that you use Piazza whenever possible.

TA office hours

Monday 2:30pm - 3:30pm in 32-G9

Thursday 3:00pm - 4:00pm in 32-G9

Feel free to schedule an appointment outside office hours by emailing Tej (tchajed@mit.edu).

I'm also often at my desk in Stata in the 32-G978A area, directly across from G992; feel free to stop by if you have a quick question and I'll do my best to answer.

Questions or comments regarding 6.826? Contact us on Piazza or send e-mail to the 6.826 staff at 6826-staff@lists.csail.mit.edu.

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