- Pay attention to deadlines. Be on time.
- Success is going from one failure to another with enthusiasm (Churchill?). Support each other emotionally when you stretch and fail.
- Give feedback, Say what you think doesn't work, and why, so people can see problems and learn from them
- Don't use your laptop or phone in class unless the professor says it's OK. You need to concentrate on your fellow students, not Facebook.
- Talk in class, if you can’t talk in class find a way to contribute on blogs, small groups. Give people time to speak, English is not most people's first language.
- Come to class with questions.
- Don’t monopolize conversations, and elicit input from everyone.
- Start by assuming good faith.
- Don’t try to win arguments. ITP is pluralistic. We can still move forward with many points of view.
- “How dare you not know this reference" shows your ignorance of how big the world is.
- If you use someone else's writing, images, or code, give them credit. It's only fair, it's what you'd want, and failing to give credit is a serious problem.
- Experimentation is naturally messy but the results are more valuable when you clear away the stuff that didn't work. Document stuff, don’t store it.
- In collaborations try specializing away from your strength. Try teach other people how to do stuff rather than do it for them.
- Clean up after yourself. And more. Your mess is invisible to you.
- If you feel like strangling someone try singing or even breathing.
- Be nice.
- It’s okay to not like things but don’t be a jerk about it.
- When you hit a wall take a shower/nap/walk/bike ride etc...