Pfui. The only way to get started is punched cards, paper tape, and toggling in the RIM loader through the PDP-8 switch register. Them newfanged "glass teletypes" will only lead to trouble. You kids get off my lawn! :-)
I've never heard of gweeps. It must be a WPI thing, since gweep is almost an anagram of WPI. When I was an undergrad, programmers had Rasputin-like long scraggly beards, carried around boxes of cards, consulted documentation in huge binders filled with cabalistic incantations, and were generally regarded as all-powerful druids.
All that ended when you could buy floppy disks at K-mart.