NEPTUN Biography



TULASI HOLDRIDGE, Computer Science and Linguistics major




Major: Computer Science + Linguistics

College/Employer: NEU

Year of Graduation: 2024

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I'm a CS + Linguistics major and have been accumulating esoteric interests for a long time--often helped by Splash classes I took in high school! At Northeastern, I'm involved in AerospaceNU (our rocket/drone club), and outside of school I do lots of puzzlehunts.



Past Classes

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Interactive Fiction in Splash Fall 2021
Interactive fiction is the world of video games, text adventure games, choose-your-own-adventure books, and much more! It brings together computer science and the creative arts in a unique way, and has some fun tools out there ready for total beginners to make their own stories. In this class, we'll give a brief overview of the history of interactive fiction. Then, for the main part of the session, we'll play some cool IF games as a group! We'll focus on two styles of interactive fiction, parser games and choose-your-own-adventure games. If you're interested in learning to write IF, you can dive into that with our other session ("Interactive Fiction Workshop"). Best of all, we have tons of IF game recommendations to share. Depending on the vibes people want, we can always adjust the lesson plan on the fly and make time for just geeking out about IF :)


Interactive Fiction Workshop in Splash Fall 2021
Bring some story ideas, or just show up ready to mess around with cool online platforms! We'll be exploring Inform and Twine, which are two tools for writing interactive fiction (for more about what IF is, check out the description of our main session, "Interactive Fiction"). Regardless of your previous experience, this will be a fun hands-on class that combines storytelling and coding, and you get to choose how much of each you want to do :) We'll present short tutorials on how to use Twine and Inform, and then the rest of the session will be free time to ask questions, experiment, and exchange IF recommendations! Computers will be provided, though you may also bring your own (you will need a laptop that runs MacOS, Windows, or Linux).


Interactive Fiction in Splash Spring 2021
Interactive fiction is the world of video games, text adventure games, choose-your-own-adventure books, and much more! It brings together computer science and the creative arts in a unique way, and has some fun tools out there ready for total beginners to make their own stories. In this class, I'll give a brief overview of the history of interactive fiction. Then, for the main part of the session, we'll try out cool ways to build and play IF games. We'll split into two groups--for those who have coding experience (or want a fast-paced challenge), you'll get a crash course in the Inform 7 programming language, and for those who want to do less coding and more writing, you'll be introduced to Twine! Best of all, I have tons of IF game recommendations to share. Depending on the vibes people want, I can always adjust the lesson plan on the fly and make time for just geeking out about IF :)