CS371p Fall 2020 #3

Jiaming Ji
2 min readSep 14, 2020


  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 studying outside of classes and work on assignments. I will also continue to work on practicing leetcode problems to keep my brain fresh for interviews.

4. What was your experience of Collatz, the starter code, the makefile, its optimizations, and exceptions?

I have done Collatz in SWE last semester, the concepts are the same and the workflow is also the same. The only difference is the language . We used python in SWE. The starter code is same as what we did last semester. The makefile is also the same. The optimizations are the same, we learned these optimizations in SWE. I think the only hard part for me this time is to get familiar with C++,

5. What made you happy this week?

I got a massage on Saturday. I had some neck pain last week and the massage made me feel a lot better. I think the neck pain was from sitting in front of my computer for too long and not moving or stretching my neck for a long time. The doctor recommended some good streching exercises and I have started doing those in between breaks, feel so much better now.

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

I highly recommend Trevor Noah’s book “Born a Crime”. It’s a super fun read on spare time.



Jiaming Ji

BS in Computer Science at the University of Texas at Austin