CS 373 Spring 2021 Week 5: Kevin Chen

Kevin Chen
2 min readMar 1, 2021
  1. What did you do this past week?

I spent time with my girlfriend over the extended break. I played some games, cooked some food, and watched some Good Girls. I also continued to apply to more internships.

2. What’s in your way?

I am not familiar at all with web dev so learning all of that is kind of daunting. I am also trying to get better at leetcode, the coding exams in 314 KILLED me, but I feel like I have come a long way since then. Still not the best, but working day by day.

3. What will you do next week?

Practice more leetcode, work on the project, and study for some of exams in my business classes.

4. If you read it, what did you think of the Single Responsibility Principle?

It is very important when designing programs, but it is often easier said than done. Many times, I have tried to plan before coding as a means to reduce spaghetti code, but often times the scope of the project increases and you might need to add previously unplanned features.

5. What was your experience of IDB1 and reduce?

Don’t think I’ve had a CS class before where I needed to start completely from scratch so IDB1 was challenging. Reduce was pretty straightforward.

6.How did you fare in the storm?

Internet was spotty and we lost water for 2 days, but other than that it was pretty good. Littlefield Fountain was clutch in securing flushing water for us.

7.What made you happy this week?

Getting a technical interview was pretty exciting! Absolutely bombing it was not as exciting.

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

Trying to develop on windows was not a pleasant experience at all. I learned how to use Ubuntu through VS Code this week and I had a much better time downloading everything I needed. https://code.visualstudio.com/docs/remote/wsl

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