CS 371 Blog #4: Kevin Chen
What did you do this past week?
Finished Collatz on Monday and had a chemistry exam Wednesday. I was getting a lot of work done for school, but sadly feeling a little sick now.
What’s in your way?
Putting time aside to recruit. I am sitting on a return offer from my internship this summer, but I am considering trying for something better. Also hoping that I recover fast from my sickness this past weekend.
What will you do next week?
I want to start leetcoding again and getting back in the gym. I was doing really good on working out during the summer, but school got in the way.
If you read it, what did you think of the Paper #4: What Happens to Us?
It was an insightful paper from the perspective of a female computer scientist. I think it disturbing how women have so many bad experiences with men, but very few men will admit they know of an abuser. Scary to think about how many people like that are really out there.
What was your experience of Collatz, exceptions, and strcmp? (this question will vary, week to week)
Collatz was pretty simple given the fact I had done it before for SWE. I had previous experience with exceptions before as well. Strcmp was also easy to understand. This time, I chose to use Docker and learned how it works. Additionally, using the makefile commands made the project a lot easier
What made you happy this week?
Finding some time to play videogames with my friends. The older I get, the harder it is to coordinate time together.
What’s your pick-of-the-week or tip-of-the-week?
My advice on leetcode is to try not to get stuck on a problem for too long. Sometimes after staring at something for 15–20 minutes, I’ll just look up the solution. There are some really indepth tutorials on Youtube that help explain the solution.