This course is great for anyone interested in system-level programming and software design. Pete's lectures are detailed, and cover a lot of material, but are always clear and easy to follow. The amount of work is high, but the deadlines are long and it is generally manageable
While Systems was definitely a challenging class, it is probably one of my favorite classes I have taken at Middlebury. The lectures are interesting and Pete is a fantastic professor. He is able to communicate complex topics in a clear and engaging way, and is super accommodating and available for extra help. I would 100% recommend taking a class with Pete.
Pete does an amazing job at making sure that everyone is being accommodated for, and that everyone is on the same page in lectures. He is very good at giving valuable and understandable answers to all questions, he is very reasonable with extensions, and was willing tweak the grading scale to make things more fair. Hard exams though.