What languages do you feel that you can comfortably program in?
What additional languages have you studied (but don't feel that you know well)?
Do you have at least some background in
What operating system (Mac, UNIX, PC) would you prefer to use for this course? (I will look for freeware/shareware implementations for some of the languages.)
What would you like to get out of this course?
What would you most like to avoid in this course?