CS 162 - Introduction to Computer Science II

Spring 2018 - 001: MWF 10 - 10:50am & 002: MWF 1 - 1:50pm, LINC 210

Who Are My TAs?

Alex Niebur

Bonjour! My name is Alexander Niebur, but just call me Alex. I am a junior Computer Science Systems student in the pro-school program. This is my second year as a TA and I am readily available to help you succeed! I started studying Computer Science during my senior year of high school and whilst I struggled at first, I managed to get a hang of it halfway through the year. This class might seem daunting at first, and you need help, send me an email, and I will find time in my schedule to assist you, even on weekends! Besides Computer Science, I also volunteer at Orange Media Network doing work for KBVR-TV and KBVR-FM. On the TV side of KBVR, my primary job for the shows is audio directing/engineering, while on the FM side of things, I host a weekly late night radio show and might be starting a podcast this term.

Phillip Mestas

Hi, my name is Phillip Mestas. I'm a TA for CS. I am from Portland, OR, and I attended Centennial High School. I'm a second year CS student in the systems option. This summer I will be interning at Google in Mountian View, CA! I have previous expierance in the OSU Robotics club, and I am involved in research along with extracurricular activities here at OSU. I love talking about anything CS related or OSU related, so please come talk to me in my office hours or email me. I love hearing about what students are doing, and I'm happy to share my experiences with you and help you create your own.

Thang Kim (LK)

Hello, my name is Thang Kim but I go by LK. This is my second term being a TA, and I look foward to working with you all. I am doing the applied option with a business and entrepreneurship minor. I also help with the Oregon State Women's Basketball team. Swing by office hours for help or even to talk sports.I'm a TA for CS. The person above me is a really smart.

Billy Buffum

Hello, my name is Billy Buffum. I'm a fifth year student in Applied Computer Science and Business Administration. I've been a TA in this series for the past three years. I truly believe that anyone can succeed in computer science. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me at any time!

Megan McCormick

Hello, my name is Megan McCormick. I am a Senior in Electrical and Computer Engineering and I'm also a TA for ECE271/ECE272. I started teaching in high school as both a tutor and a music teacher at an elementry school. Taking CS161 as a freshman was my first coding experience and I found out that I really enjoyed it. In my free time I can often be found at Benton practicing violin or playing video games with my friends. Fun facts about me: I wasn't born here I'm from Soc Trang, Vietnam, I was adopted and brought here as a baby. I've been playing violin for 13 years. I am a member of the OSU Univeristy Choral and the Chamber Orchestra. I design and make my own cosplay costumes and props for Kumoricon and other conventions every year.

Katherine Bajno

Hi, I'm Katherine! I'm a senior in Computer Science with a focus in Human-Computer Interaction from New York. I like video games, the outdoors, and napping. I came into the 16X series without any previous coding experience. It was frustrating at times, but I took advantage of many office hours and ended up loving the major. I also switched my major/option seven times, so don't worry if you can't decide what to do :)

Ty Haggerty

Johannes Freischuetz

Hi, my name is Johannes. I am a second year student in Computer Science doing the systems option. If you have any questions send me an email.

Hannah Vaughan

Hi, I'm Hannah! I'm a second year Computer Science major in the applied option. Coding can be difficult, so I want to help you out! Whether you're heavily experienced or this is your first time learning code, understanding comes in different ways, shapes, and forms. So, feel free to reach out to me for assistance anytime! (Really, anytime!) :) In my free time, I like to crochet, play video games, explore, and learn new things. Random skills or hobbies are always cool in my book!

Fern Bostelman-Rinaldi

My name's Fern. I'm a second year CS Major with a focus on graphics. Likes: Coffee, the color yellow, hairless cats, and plants. Dislikes: Lasagna, being sunburnt, and cargo shorts. If you talk to me and mention you read this I'll bring you a free plant.

Yuhang Chen (Tony)

Hi. I am Tony! I am a sophomore student of Computer Science. I like coding a lot and this is my first year TA. I got A in all my 16x classes. Welcome to ask me questions!

Henry Peterson

Hello, I am Henry Peterson. I'm from Beaverton, Oregon and I am a junior at oregon state doing the systems option for computer science. Ask about computer science or anything else, some light conversation is always apreciated.

Yipeng Song (Roger)

Hi! I am Yipeng Song, and you can also call me Roger. I am a senior CS student at Oregon State doing system option as well as a math minor. I love watching sports and making new friends. I had two internships before, one at Intel Corporation, and one at a Nike agency company. In addition, I used to be the Co-president for the Chinese Association at OSU, holding events for up to 800 people. As a TA for CS16X courses, I wish I could help you be a better programmer and be more confident for your future CS classes. Besides, I am able to speak either English or Chinese during demo sessions.

Lucas Campos-Davis

Hi, my name is Lucas and I'm a third year CS major. When I came to OSU I had absolutely no programming experience. I'm from Hood River, Oregon but surprisingly I don't windsurf or kiteboard. In my free time I enjoy spending time outdoors hiking, camping, and running. For the days that outside is less than fun, I enjoy watching Netflix, playing a variety of video games, and reading (My current favorite series is The dresden Files).

Ryan Cryar

Hi! My name is Ryan Cryar, I am from the Bay Area in California and I am a sophomore studying CS with a Math minor. In my free time I love cooking, baking, hiking, and doing math! Some of my favorite math topics are combinatorics and topology, which sound terrifying at first but are incredibly fun. I was a part of a research team on campus focusing on machine learning where I was the team lead on my own project focusing on detection of hairpins within micro RNA using artificial neural networks. Feel free to ask me any questions about CS or my research!

Kaitlin Hill

Hi, I'm Kaitlin and I'm a TA for CS 162 this term! I am a sophomore studying CS with a minor in Education. I enjoy dancing, singing, and hiking in my free time. I really enjoy TAing and helping students do the best they can!

Kyle Nichols

Hello, world! My name is Kyle. I am a fifth year student finishing my last term in the Computer Systems option. This is my fourth year TAing for 161 and 162. Besides this job, I have worked internships through MECOP at Mentor Graphics and Cambia doing a command system and database work, respectively. I like to think I am pretty approachable, so don't hesitate to get in touch with me if you have questions.