CS371p Fall 2020 #2

Jiaming Ji
2 min readSep 6, 2020


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 time working on that on my own and figure out how those cpp files work together. I took SWE last semester so I know the concepts already, I just need to know how everything works in cpp.

What was your experience of assertions, Google Test, and gcov? (this question will vary, week to week)

I have experience with assertions from SWE and my internships. I don’t have any experience with Google Test, but I think it should be similar to other unit testing frameworks that I have used in the past, so I don’t think there would be any difficulties for me. No experience with gcov, but I will get my hands on it quickly.

How are you doing and holding up? What’s been most helpful for you in terms of support at this time?

I am holding up pretty well, I don’t have any challenges in my way right now, so I can’t really answer this question at this time.

What made you happy this week?

The labor day weekend trip is a great break from this hectic environment we are in right now. I spent a whole day hiking on Saturday and I feel empowered and more connected to nature and to myself.

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

Invest in new hobbies. Especially during this time, we have to spend a lot of time on our own, and school can get overwhelming later in the semester. So I think it’s important to switch between tasks and spend some time everyday to do something that you truly enjoy. I recently started learning piano on my own and whenever I feel frustrated I would go sit in front of my piano and practice for half to an hour.



Jiaming Ji

BS in Computer Science at the University of Texas at Austin