What did you do this past week?

This past week, I finished a few different assignments I’ve been working on & took my first few real assessments in some of my classes.

What’s in your way?

Aside from the unexpected cold weather, I’ve been struggling with some of the material in a different class. I’m hopeful that I can use my time this week to catch up!

What will you do next week?

Next week, I plan on using the no-class days to catch up on some lectures. I also have to prepare some study materials to help students in another course prepare for their upcoming exam.

If you read it, what did you think of the Pair Programming?

I think the reading gave a great overview of the benefits of pair programming. I’ve had experience with pair programming in past courses, especially OS, and I definitely agree that it has a lot of advantages over the traditional solo approach to programming. Because our web project is going to involve learning a lot of tools that I have little to no experience with, I think having a team of other programmers with varying skill levels will be a great way to learn.

What was your experience of types? (this question will vary, week to week)

Python types specifically are a pretty new concept to me, as I previously only knew Python as a language with no types. I can definitely see how types will be useful for programming in a productive way, and I think the examples in lecture have been very useful.

What made you happy this week?

A few different music artists I listen to released new music, and I’m really excited to check it all out.

What’s your pick-of-the-week or tip-of-the-week?

I’m sure a lot of people know about this, but if you’re needing to prep for technical interviews, I’ve always found https://www.bigocheatsheet.com/ very useful. It can help to both review some basic data structures, and I’ve used it to see what knowledge gaps I have. There’s plenty of other websites that offer the same material, but I’ve always been a fan of the way everything is organized on this specific one.