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CS 105: Intro Computing: Non-Tech
University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign

CS 105 Intro Computing: Non-Tech is a Computer Science and Engineering course at UIUC taught by the following professor: Martin Hellwig.
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  • Class rating 5/5
    One of my favorites teachers. He somehow managed to make computer science enjoyable and even funny at times. I would highly recommend taking his class if you have the option. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    This class is beyond easy. Show up to class so you can listen to his humor, but bring other homework. If the TA speaks decent English, they are pretty helpful. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    The lectures were somewhat boring but I enjoyed Gambill's efforts at keeping the class interesting. take him for lecture instead of woodburry ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    I loved Gambill! he has no life so he enjoys going over and over useful examples. I love that son of @#&*!!! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Sarcastically funny and generally boring but easy prof and easy class He moves slow enough for people who don't understand, but was hilarious in lectures. I felt he explained it well and was great at answering personal questions on assignments, as well as getting back with emails. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Pretty easy class at the beginning. attending lecture is not necessary but helpful. gambill can get boring but can also be a funny little nerd. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Good class to sit through if you've been falling behind on your sleep. and I'd recommend him over the other professor if your into that kinda thing. which I am. 100%. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    His examples in lecture were really helpful, couldn't understand my TA because of his accent but it doesn't really matter since the class is so easy. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Funniest Professor at U of I. Lectures are pretty pointless, he just reads the notes to you. Soft, comfy seats. The temp. always hovers around a toasty 70 deg. , and the droning sound of Tom's voice lulls you into a deep trance. If you bring a little pillow and throw blanket, you'll be in heaven. Would take class again (I need the rest). ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    He's really funny, makes class interesting. He is funny and makes lessons easy to understand. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    he's funny. It is cs what do you except&#63 He is a good teacher and really nice. He tries to make it interesting. And he is just so nerdy it makes you want to hug him! Gambill is also always willing to help. Great teacher. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    He made class pretty fun, cracked a few jokes here and there, but kept you learning the material at a fast pace. The class is overall pretty easy with 2 midterms, a final, 6 projects, and some quizzes The TAs are excellent and available for help whenever. Class teaches useful info ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    He's really intelligent and nice. tom tries to make it interesting by acting like a geek. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    overall good teacher. He has kind of dumb humor but it's enjoyable. He's a great explainer and it's easy to follow along in lecture because he goes straight from the slides. Also, he gives you help on the projects during lecture if people are struggling. Gives some test questions during lecture too. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Gambill made a very boring subject more fun and exciting. He's a good lecturer, but people sitting in the back of the room will talk and make fun of his clear eyes voice. I thought he made the material easy to understand, and he's a really friendly person. The course can be tough if you fall behind, lecture is good at explaining things. I'm not a CS major, but I learned an amazing amount. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    poor guy, he tired sooo hard to make CS interesting and fun, but i just couldn't stay awake! he really is a good teacher, but i just wasn't interested in the material. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Give him credit for trying to make a boring class fun. Be prepared to spend a fair amount of time on the machine projects though. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    He is the funniest man ever. His bike helmet rocks my world. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    He is a great teacher not only does he cover the material required but he also helps students with the projects during lectures. Tends to be a little goofy/dorky with his lectures. The topics arent always interesting, but if you need the basics covered or examples done then his lectures really help. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    He's a good teacher and can make lecture hilarious by acting like a computer nerd.... He makes fun of himself all the time, but manages to teach you something too. If you go to lecture, you're either going to love him and laugh or fall asleep within 10 minutes. Good professor overall though, and the class isnt that hard if u get a good group together and u do well on the MP's, the class is easy. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Yeah, the lectures are boring. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    this class is boring but very easy. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    I liked Gambill. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    This mo fo is hilarious.... ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    A hilarous lecturer sometimes, I swear the guy could have done stand-up and made alot of money. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    excellent opportunity to read the DI ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Much better than Woodbury, plus he's funny in a ah-look-at-my-pocket-protector-oop-nevermind-I-have-a-palm-pilot-ahahaha way, and has an awkward twitch. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    he's wicked funny and excitingly awkward. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    BILL GATES WANNA-BE!!!! cool ten-speed too ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Good teacher overall, difficult class. The class itself isn't extremely difficult, but you do have to study. It would've been harder without the curve at the end. Probably harder than most 100-level classes. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Class is very boring, but not too difficult. . just do the work! and u'll get an A. if u rely on ur friends to do an MP, you'll get a C. If you kinda help on the MP's, you'll get a B. If you don't care...you'll get a D. .and if you REALLY don't care, you'll get an F. COOL GUY, though! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Gambill's a decent instructor, but I found lectures incredibly dry and boring. I would not take this class unless u are a computer genius and like doing excel and that kind of stuff. All in all, he is an ok teacher but he class is quite dull. I got a B in his class ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Tom was a decent teacher. There isn't too much homework, but the few large projects count for a lot. he is overpowered by lecturer woodbury and the TA's. he doesnt even seem to know what's going to be on the tests probably because he never even sees them. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    The lecture is pointless to go to, but if you go you should make it to the beginning because the most interesting thing about the class is when he takes his backpack off. He tries to be funny, but it is hard to make computers fun. An easy A if you study for the tests and get a good partner for the MP's. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Meh. I've never seen so many people fall asleep at once. He's funny though. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    He is quite boring. He tries to make it fun with jokes. Sometimes he can go a little fast in lecture (def go to lecture). Discussions were helpful at times, depending on what we were on. TAs help a lot on MPs so don't hesitate to go. The only book I would def get, besides the lecture notes book, is the VBA book. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Class is pretty easy if you do the MPS, but it's really hard to stay awake in lecture! But he can be really funny at times. You have to go to labs or you won't understand anything. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    nice guy, but i'd recommend the other prof. since she is the head prof. and leads with an iron fist... I thought he was funny, in that his jokes were so nerdy that it made you laugh. He hates the tricky TA's, and called the final embarrassingly easy in his wonderful Bill Stein voice. MP's are long but easy. Take the class with a friend, and get your A. Only buy the course guide. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    he has absolutely no control over CS105. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    He talks like excited version of Ben Steins chrcter in Farris Bueller's Day Off. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    this guy wore the same yellow shirt for like the first 3 weeks...definitely a bill gates wannabe...the epitome of a cs prof. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Fell asleep repeatedly ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    boring class, read the DI... ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    He stutters a lot and sounds like Al Gore from Southpark, but does make you laugh some times. Never seen so many people fall asleep in one place before and never been so bored in school myself. Woodbury and TAs run the class and hes frickin clueless. Only usefull thing in lectures was when he'd do the mp for us on the board. He is the worst professor - no relevant notes, I LEARNED NOTHING. Just pray you have a decent TA ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Difficult 100 level class. I survived with a B+ but I absolutely hated it. Slept through most of his lectures which were useless except for the few things he'd mention about the MPs. The TA section is helpful. Managed to do decent on exams without knowing any of the material from the MPs (which were really hard) ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    I hate the COB for making me take this class. Anyone know what to do&#63 Anyone&#63 Anyone&#63 .... (2 minutes silence) You're all going to fail the final, oh well - Professor Gambill. That's just a typical day at one of his lectures. GET WOODBURY, I learned more at her review session for the final than Gambill all year. He does ride his bike into class though. Just try to go to Woodbury's class. . though you sleep one hour less, but you might turn from a B+ into A. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Easily the worst class I have ever taken in my life, including my AP physics class and both calculus 1 and 2 here. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Here's once happened in his class(in fact,many times) ----&gt He forgot what is the answer in the blank of the powepoint. Although required for Business majors, I would suggest only taking the course if you have a background in programing. Lectures are (yawn) boring, but Tom sprinkles in jokes here and there. He reminds me of the PC guy, in the Apple Mac vs PC commercials. MPs suck, just get used to it. The material is INCREDIBLY boring. Class is semi-useful. Go to lab. Don't buy the books, the only one possibly worth buying is the notebook he made. Difficulty of this class varies greatly from person to person. Avoid if possible! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    HEhe, so it appears this code is wrong. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    blah blah blah...he's so boring. ...Continue reading

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  • Class rating 5/5
    One of my favorites teachers. He somehow managed to make computer science enjoyable and even funny at times. I would highly recommend taking his class if you have the option. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    This class is beyond easy. Show up to class so you can listen to his humor, but bring other homework. If the TA speaks decent English, they are pretty helpful. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    The lectures were somewhat boring but I enjoyed Gambill's efforts at keeping the class interesting. take him for lecture instead of woodburry ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    I loved Gambill! he has no life so he enjoys going over and over useful examples. I love that son of @#&*!!! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Sarcastically funny and generally boring but easy prof and easy class He moves slow enough for people who don't understand, but was hilarious in lectures. I felt he explained it well and was great at answering personal questions on assignments, as well as getting back with emails. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Pretty easy class at the beginning. attending lecture is not necessary but helpful. gambill can get boring but can also be a funny little nerd. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Good class to sit through if you've been falling behind on your sleep. and I'd recommend him over the other professor if your into that kinda thing. which I am. 100%. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    His examples in lecture were really helpful, couldn't understand my TA because of his accent but it doesn't really matter since the class is so easy. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Funniest Professor at U of I. Lectures are pretty pointless, he just reads the notes to you. Soft, comfy seats. The temp. always hovers around a toasty 70 deg. , and the droning sound of Tom's voice lulls you into a deep trance. If you bring a little pillow and throw blanket, you'll be in heaven. Would take class again (I need the rest). ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    He's really funny, makes class interesting. He is funny and makes lessons easy to understand. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    he's funny. It is cs what do you except&#63 He is a good teacher and really nice. He tries to make it interesting. And he is just so nerdy it makes you want to hug him! Gambill is also always willing to help. Great teacher. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    He made class pretty fun, cracked a few jokes here and there, but kept you learning the material at a fast pace. The class is overall pretty easy with 2 midterms, a final, 6 projects, and some quizzes The TAs are excellent and available for help whenever. Class teaches useful info ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    He's really intelligent and nice. tom tries to make it interesting by acting like a geek. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    overall good teacher. He has kind of dumb humor but it's enjoyable. He's a great explainer and it's easy to follow along in lecture because he goes straight from the slides. Also, he gives you help on the projects during lecture if people are struggling. Gives some test questions during lecture too. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Gambill made a very boring subject more fun and exciting. He's a good lecturer, but people sitting in the back of the room will talk and make fun of his clear eyes voice. I thought he made the material easy to understand, and he's a really friendly person. The course can be tough if you fall behind, lecture is good at explaining things. I'm not a CS major, but I learned an amazing amount. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    poor guy, he tired sooo hard to make CS interesting and fun, but i just couldn't stay awake! he really is a good teacher, but i just wasn't interested in the material. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Give him credit for trying to make a boring class fun. Be prepared to spend a fair amount of time on the machine projects though. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    He is the funniest man ever. His bike helmet rocks my world. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    He is a great teacher not only does he cover the material required but he also helps students with the projects during lectures. Tends to be a little goofy/dorky with his lectures. The topics arent always interesting, but if you need the basics covered or examples done then his lectures really help. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    He's a good teacher and can make lecture hilarious by acting like a computer nerd.... He makes fun of himself all the time, but manages to teach you something too. If you go to lecture, you're either going to love him and laugh or fall asleep within 10 minutes. Good professor overall though, and the class isnt that hard if u get a good group together and u do well on the MP's, the class is easy. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Yeah, the lectures are boring. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    this class is boring but very easy. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    I liked Gambill. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    This mo fo is hilarious.... ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    A hilarous lecturer sometimes, I swear the guy could have done stand-up and made alot of money. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    excellent opportunity to read the DI ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Much better than Woodbury, plus he's funny in a ah-look-at-my-pocket-protector-oop-nevermind-I-have-a-palm-pilot-ahahaha way, and has an awkward twitch. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    he's wicked funny and excitingly awkward. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    BILL GATES WANNA-BE!!!! cool ten-speed too ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Good teacher overall, difficult class. The class itself isn't extremely difficult, but you do have to study. It would've been harder without the curve at the end. Probably harder than most 100-level classes. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Class is very boring, but not too difficult. . just do the work! and u'll get an A. if u rely on ur friends to do an MP, you'll get a C. If you kinda help on the MP's, you'll get a B. If you don't care...you'll get a D. .and if you REALLY don't care, you'll get an F. COOL GUY, though! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Gambill's a decent instructor, but I found lectures incredibly dry and boring. I would not take this class unless u are a computer genius and like doing excel and that kind of stuff. All in all, he is an ok teacher but he class is quite dull. I got a B in his class ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Tom was a decent teacher. There isn't too much homework, but the few large projects count for a lot. he is overpowered by lecturer woodbury and the TA's. he doesnt even seem to know what's going to be on the tests probably because he never even sees them. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    The lecture is pointless to go to, but if you go you should make it to the beginning because the most interesting thing about the class is when he takes his backpack off. He tries to be funny, but it is hard to make computers fun. An easy A if you study for the tests and get a good partner for the MP's. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Meh. I've never seen so many people fall asleep at once. He's funny though. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    He is quite boring. He tries to make it fun with jokes. Sometimes he can go a little fast in lecture (def go to lecture). Discussions were helpful at times, depending on what we were on. TAs help a lot on MPs so don't hesitate to go. The only book I would def get, besides the lecture notes book, is the VBA book. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Class is pretty easy if you do the MPS, but it's really hard to stay awake in lecture! But he can be really funny at times. You have to go to labs or you won't understand anything. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    nice guy, but i'd recommend the other prof. since she is the head prof. and leads with an iron fist... I thought he was funny, in that his jokes were so nerdy that it made you laugh. He hates the tricky TA's, and called the final embarrassingly easy in his wonderful Bill Stein voice. MP's are long but easy. Take the class with a friend, and get your A. Only buy the course guide. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    he has absolutely no control over CS105. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    He talks like excited version of Ben Steins chrcter in Farris Bueller's Day Off. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    this guy wore the same yellow shirt for like the first 3 weeks...definitely a bill gates wannabe...the epitome of a cs prof. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Fell asleep repeatedly ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    boring class, read the DI... ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    He stutters a lot and sounds like Al Gore from Southpark, but does make you laugh some times. Never seen so many people fall asleep in one place before and never been so bored in school myself. Woodbury and TAs run the class and hes frickin clueless. Only usefull thing in lectures was when he'd do the mp for us on the board. He is the worst professor - no relevant notes, I LEARNED NOTHING. Just pray you have a decent TA ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Difficult 100 level class. I survived with a B+ but I absolutely hated it. Slept through most of his lectures which were useless except for the few things he'd mention about the MPs. The TA section is helpful. Managed to do decent on exams without knowing any of the material from the MPs (which were really hard) ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    I hate the COB for making me take this class. Anyone know what to do&#63 Anyone&#63 Anyone&#63 .... (2 minutes silence) You're all going to fail the final, oh well - Professor Gambill. That's just a typical day at one of his lectures. GET WOODBURY, I learned more at her review session for the final than Gambill all year. He does ride his bike into class though. Just try to go to Woodbury's class. . though you sleep one hour less, but you might turn from a B+ into A. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Easily the worst class I have ever taken in my life, including my AP physics class and both calculus 1 and 2 here. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Here's once happened in his class(in fact,many times) ----&gt He forgot what is the answer in the blank of the powepoint. Although required for Business majors, I would suggest only taking the course if you have a background in programing. Lectures are (yawn) boring, but Tom sprinkles in jokes here and there. He reminds me of the PC guy, in the Apple Mac vs PC commercials. MPs suck, just get used to it. The material is INCREDIBLY boring. Class is semi-useful. Go to lab. Don't buy the books, the only one possibly worth buying is the notebook he made. Difficulty of this class varies greatly from person to person. Avoid if possible! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    HEhe, so it appears this code is wrong. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    blah blah blah...he's so boring. ...Continue reading