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  • How well do you think the course conveyed those takeaways?

I think this course conveyed all the takeaways that professor Downing had listed. Every takeaway was discussed thoroughly throughout the semester and tested/quizzed effectively. The quizzes were great resources to apply those concepts in practice, when Downing discusses a topic, he usually quizzes you over this topic on the next quiz, and this enforces you to really grasp the idea.

  • Were there any other particular takeaways for you?

Collaboration. I used to enjoy working on projects all by myself. There were 4 collaboratives (optional) projects throughout the semester. I worked…

What did you do this past week?

This past week, I got started on the Life project with my partner and we finished Conway and Fredkin before the weekend, and we are going to work on Cell next week.

What’s in your way?

Nothing really. The Life project was a bit confusing at the beginning and Professor forgot to talk about it until Friday, so when we got started we were doing a lot of guessing on how we should design the classes and misunderstood the rules wrong, but at least we finished 2/3 of it already.

What will you…

What did you do this past week?

This past week, I got started on project 4 Darwin and got pretty close to finishing it. I think I will finish it by Monday next week. I also heard back from a company that I recently interviewed with and got to the final round.

What’s in your way?

I am doing the Darwin project by myself this time because my schedule has been very uncertain so I didn’t want to make it a headache for my partner. …

What did you do this past week?

This past week, I got started on project 4 Darwin and I had an interview that went pretty well, waiting for the final round now.

What’s in your way?

I am doing the Darwin project by myself this time because my schedule has been very uncertain so I didn’t want to make it a headache for my partner. I feel like this project involves more object oriented principals than the previous ones and it involves a lot more upfront design before writing any code, so I need to spent some time doing that.

What did you do this past week?

This past week, I studied for the 2 exams I had and finished those exams Thursday night. My partner and I also finished the Allocator project. We got the HackerRank tests to pass on Thursday and we wrapped things up on Friday and Saturday.

What’s in your way?

Nothing is really in my way. The exams are finished, so I have more time to prepare for my interview that’s happening next week.

What will you do next week?

I will prepare for my interview, and I think project 4 is coming up, so…

What did you do this past week?

This past week, me and my partner started on the Allocator project. We implemented the REPL first like how we did in Collatz and Voting. We then implemented the iterator and the allocate method, it took longer than we expected because we were unfamiliar with the concept and how pointer work in CPP.

What’s in your way?

I have a lot of deadlines coming up, 2 exams and this project, an interview going on all at the same time. …

What did you do this past week?

This past week, I finished Voting project with my partner, and I drove back to Austin from Dallas to visit a friend of mine. I also had a presentation for my other class and it went well. Assignment 3 is out, so I will get started on that ASAP.

What’s in your way?

Nothing is really in my way. School is going well and life too. This is the last semester for me so I feel more chilled and everything is just going smoothly. …

  1. What did you do this past week?

This past week was nothing too exciting. Just attended all online classes and nothing else. I haven’t started the project voting, I will get started on that on Monday with my partner.

2. What’s in your way?

Nothing is really in my way. School is going well and life too. This is the last semester for me so I feel more chilled and everything is just going smoothly.

3. What will you do next week?

Next week I will continue to work on my classes, spend time studying outside of classes and work…

  1. What did you do this past week?

This past week was nothing too exciting. Just attended all online classes and nothing else. I started the project on Tuesday and just finished it today, got all tests to pass on Hackerrank and passed all acceptance tests.

2. What’s in your way?

Nothing is really in my way. School is going well and life too. This is the last semester for me so I feel more chilled and everything is just going smoothly.

3. What will you do next week?

Next week I will continue to work on my classes, spend time…

What did you do this past week?

This past week I was doing all my classes online, and left for a labor day trip on Friday. We went to Guadalupe mountains national park and hiked the peak trail on Saturday.

What’s in your way?

Nothing is really in my way. School is going well and life too. This is the last semester for me so I feel more chilled and everything is just going smoothly.

What will you do next week?

Next week I will start on Collatz, I don’t have any cpp experience so I need to spend some…

Jiaming Ji

BS in Computer Science at the University of Texas at Austin

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