everyone's experience better.
Professor Pindaro is one of my favorite professors, if not the favorite. Professor Pindaro is always willing to work with students if any issue comes up and is incredibly knowledgeable on the subject matter. I'd like to mention too that Prof Pindaro is also humble and is more than willing to admit when something is outside of his expertise and will research it with students, as opposed to some professors who will attempt to explain something they do not even understand. Professor Pindaro is also always excited for class, and always has amazing energy that drives the class forward.
homework because it was helpful and relevant.
I enjoyed learning under Professor Demertzoglou. He was always prepared and organized for each class, and ensured that we were efficient with class time.
I appreciate the integration of labs to the course. I thought the SQL labs were a bit tedious and repetitive at first, but looking back, it actually helped me in reinforcing the material that I did not know before taking this course.
balance. The order of topics makes sense as the semester progresses and allows for a very organic ow even though we are changing books and software. The way that the lab vs homework are formatted is extremely useful to the students since it gives us a good amount of examples through the lab before asking us to solve the problems ourselves, rather than a small amount of problems to solve with no reference as is the case in other classes. I also really like the exam format that tests the applicable knowledge rather than our memorization skills.
The course contains many technological tools and helps a lot. When I search job requirement, I find many skills they need are what we learnt in this class. In addition, the way professor taught is very funny, so I am interested in these things after learning that.
Prof. Demertzoglou has been the best professor I have taken class with within the Lally School and possibly within RPI in general. He keeps the class engaged by constantly asking questions with an incentive. I also really appreciate that he connects every technical thing we learn with how it impacts the business as a whole; I have never taken class with another professor who put so much emphasis in the correlation between the corporate and the operational when in reality this should be the main focus in every classroom as a business school. While at the start of the semester I disliked the "mandatory camera: policy, I came to realize its value later on as it leads me to unconsciously limit my own distractions and makes for a better, more collaborative environment. The exam practice questions and his personal policy of sharing potential exam questions prematurely also encourages the students to prepare to the best of their ability. Overall, Prof. Demertzoglou is an amazing instructor and I wish I'd had the opportunity to take more classes with him.