A curated list of practical tips and tricks to help you achieve an awesome CS master thesis.
Workflows and tips to help you manage your thesis like a pro.
Keep notes during meetings, and keep files organized and shareable.
Searching for information can be a daunting task.
google dorks - dorking, is a powerful technique to query search engines
+Fravia's search lores - information is outdated, but still a valuable resource for searchers to understand the web
Searching through academic material
With great artifacts comes a great thesis, put a readme in every directory, and keep it tidy and understandable to others!
Making experiments easily replayable might be of help to your advisors to crack problems with you, keep code and docs tidy.
Searching for code
Designing a dataset
Obtainig a dataset
Be proactive, carefully pick your next steps, don't be afraid of proposing and defending different solutions.
AWS - you can use an amazon micro instance for free for 1 year ;)
Running benchmarks is a delicate part of your thesis, these resources will help you
Use high resolution scalar images (PNG), or vectorial formats (SVG/PDF) for images included in your thesis.
Defending your thesis
Almost there! がんばって!
Student mental health resources.
Women in STEM
Trello - A web-based kanban-like project management application.
Dropbox - Dropbox is a modern workspace designed to reduce busywork – so you can focus on the things that matter.
Google Drive - Cloud Storage & File Backup for Photos, Docs & More
Nextcloud - Open source cloud and collaboration platform based on ownCloud
ownCloud - ownCloud is the largest Open Source Content Collaboration Platform in the world
Check out your long running experiments
Zotero - Your personal research assistant
Mendeley - Easy referencing
JabRef - JabRef is an open source bibliography reference manager
Papis - A Python based command line manager
Searching and indexing code
Elixir - a lightweight source referencer for C/C++ projects
OpenGrok - source code/cross referencing engine
silversearcher-ag - ditch your grep, silversearcher is a blazing fast code searching tool
cscope - tool for browsing C source code
ctags - generate
tag files for different programming languages
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