CS492/692 - Spring 2022- Role Playing Exercises

Please read the RPE requirements first.

Each student in the class must select ONE of the RPEs listed below to complete. Each RPE team consists of 2 or 3 people. The timeslot for each RPE is indicated in the class schedule handout. All of the class will be sorted into RPE groups by Friday May 13. Students MUST form groups with classmates within THEIR SECTION only. Please send email listing your preferences to gaurav.sahu@uwaterloo.ca CLEARLY INDICATING your section (830AM or 930AM) when you do. NOTE: Requests received before May 2 at 8:20am will be ignored. You may indicate any of: which RPE topic you prefer, which team of that RPE you prefer, whom you prefer to work with on your team. If you request teammates, these people must be cc'ed on your request (and must be willing to join you). You will slotted into an RPE, as e-mail is received, so this is more or less first-come, first-served. Students who do not express a preference will be slotted into the remaining spots on RPEs. You will be able to see where you have been slotted in, by visiting the course website and following the RPE link. The list of students assigned to RPEs will be continuously updated on the course website, to show what is still available to select. Please note that the "endgame" for getting students positioned into RPE teams is always a little bit "tricky"; students e-mailing at the last minute may find out that they cannot get their first preference and will simply be put where there is a remaining need. On the positive side: all students should in fact be capable of arguing on either of the sides of any of the RPEs. It is often an enjoyable challenge to discover arguments to make for a position that seems, on the surface, quite opposite to your own inclinations.

Please note that all students are expected to ATTEND all RPEs, to present questions to the teams in the discussion period. The TAs will be registering attendance and recording your participation. In addition, both teams in the RPE will be required to post up their position statements on the newsgroup in advance of the RPE timeslot. Since our class size is in fact somewhat large, the newsgroup often becomes an ideal forum to voice opinions on the topic after the RPE (and should be perceived as the place where you can add your comments, if you were unable to register your question as part of the audience, during the RPE). If you are at all unwell, do not come to class, however. We will allow you to simply post on the newsgroup.

All students will also complete Assignment 6, due by class time on Jul 22, which records the RPEs attended (and includes a longer commentary on ONE of the RPEs).

To find out when a particular RPE will take place, please refer to the timetable. If you haven't been allocated a slot yet, please send your TOP THREE preferences (RPE# + A/B).

The role playing exercises will be held in person in class, as long as uWaterloo continues to mandate in-person teaching. The one exception is RPE7. We will run this one online, to allow TAs who are out of town that day to participate and to have one date where anyone with exceptions to in-person attendance during Covid may be accommodated. When submitting RPE requests, please let Gaurav know if you have an exceptional circumstance.

Please refresh this page before sending your requests.

NOTE: the chart is always under construction with respect to the last few entrants; there may yet be some changes to accomodate changing enrollment.

Team A (830-920) Team B (830-920)
RPE1 Joyce S.
Bradley H.
Danielle D.
Brendan E.
RPE2 Rob N.
Hannah L.
Frank W.
Jackie C.
RPE3 Matthew T.
Julia L.
Aidan C.
Jasper S.
RPE4 Serena H.
Ashfi P.
Maitry M.
Maggie L.
RPE5 Kefei L.
Kaiwen C.
Tony H.
Sam L.
ShiHan Q.
RPE6 RPE6 will be an open discussion run by the TAs on this date. We may reopen the slots if new students join the course.
RPE7 Fiona L.
Atticus Y.
Elias A.
Daniel W.
RPE8 Xiu Y.
Raven X.
Chang S.
Cici C.
DaiQing L.
Sinclair H.
RPE9 Ninad S.
Luke L.
Bjon L.
Yifei Z.
RPE10 Clarisse U.
Ishani S.
Michael G.
Dhvani P.
Ahmed E.

Team A (930-1020) Team B (930-1020)
RPE1 Emon M.
Abhishek P.
Talha S.
Alex N.
David L.
RPE2 Naomy N.
Claudia M.
Anthony T.
Farhan K.
Egan K.
Michael Y.
RPE3 Botao W.
Allen Z.
Elaine Z.
Anna X.
RPE4 YiNuo L.
Maggie S.
Aly J.
HongYi C.
George Z.
RPE5 Michael T.
Haydn K.
Kevin L.
Tony J.
Tej S.
RPE6 Isnain S.
Vaanie K.
Chong L.
Mrugank U.
Mihran M.
Mylon S.
RPE7 Manvi T.
Arvin N.
Siddharth S.
Thomas C.
Selina L.
Safwan S.
RPE8 Racheal O.
Dea C.
Noah C.
Peggy L.
Luyi S.
Mira Y.
RPE9 Edwin Z.
Danny O.
Sherwin V.
Michael D.
Annabel Q.
Kairui Z.
RPE10 Sunny X.
Yizhe L.
Audrey W.
Antonio A.
Yuze Z.
Simon L.