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A curated list of practical tips and tricks to help you achieve an awesome CS master thesis [WIP] - contributions are welcome

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Awesome Thesis Awesome License: CC BY-SA 4.0

A curated list of practical tips and tricks to help you achieve an awesome CS master thesis.

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Contents

Workflows

Workflows and tips to help you manage your thesis like a pro.

Meetings

Keep notes during meetings, and keep files organized and shareable. - Effective Meeting Minutes

Searching

Searching for information can be a daunting task.

Searching techniques

Searching through academic material

Tools

Artifacts

With great artifacts comes a great thesis, put a readme in every directory, and keep it tidy and understandable to others!

Code

Making experiments easily replayable might be of help to your advisors to crack problems with you, keep code and docs tidy.

Data

Designing a dataset

Obtainig a dataset

Experiments

Be proactive, carefully pick your next steps, don't be afraid of proposing and defending different solutions.

Designing experiments

Running experiments

  • AWS - you can use an amazon micro instance for free for 1 year ;)

Benchmarking

Running benchmarks is a delicate part of your thesis, these resources will help you - Benchmarking Crimes - This paper explores oversights in benchmarking

Writing

Scientific writing

Writer's block

Spell-check

Latex

Graphics

Use high resolution scalar images (PNG), or vectorial formats (SVG/PDF) for images included in your thesis.

Books

Defending your thesis

Slide-deck

Presentation

Almost there! がんばって!

Mental health

Student mental health resources.

Women in STEM

Tools

Workflows

  • Trello - A web-based kanban-like project management application.

File Versioning

Artifacts

File Sharing

  • 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

Backups

[TBD]

Experiments

Remote Control

Check out your long running experiments - Chrome Remote Desktop - a nice remote desktop software tool with multiplatform support (09/2018, Running on Ubuntu require some fiddling)

Writing

Bibliography Management

  • 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

Yet unsorted but awesome

Acknowledgements

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