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

I think the course conveyed these takeaways very well. A lot of these concepts were covered in class explicitly. You learn the importance of some of takeaways as you work on the projects, such as testing, code reuse, and collaboration.

  • Were there any other particular takaways for you?

One takeaway that I learned was the importance of planning out and designing the project before coding. It is very tempting to just start writing code sometimes, but planning code out makes the whole process more smooth. …


What did you do this past week?

I finished up Darwin with my partner. I also finished some of the projects and assignments that were due this week for other classes. I watched some of the previous lectures as well.

What’s in your way?

Now that most of the major deadlines for projects and assignments are gone, I really don’t have anything that is in my way. The only thing that might be a problem is general laziness and burn out.

What will you do next week?

I will try to find a partner for the next project. I will…


What did you do this past week?

I took a midterm for my Algorithms class. I also worked on the Darwin project with my partner.

What’s in your way?

There are a few things in my way. I do have a lot of deadlines for projects and assignments this week. Trying to manage everything that I need to do is troublesome, so I really need to plan out my schedule for this week.

What will you do next week?

Next week, I will finish and submit the Darwin project with my partner. I will be reviewing some of the previous…


What did you do this past week?

I prepared for my upcoming midterm. I also found myself a partner for Project #4. I also went back to Austin after spending some time with my parents and younger brother.

What’s in your way?

I have to prepare for my midterm, which takes up a lot of time. Other than that, there is not really anything that is in my way other than general laziness and being burnt out.

What will you do next week?

I will try to finish up Project #4 with my partner next week. I will also review…


What did you do this past week?

I finished up Project #3 — Allocator for this class with my partner. Also, I studied for and took a midterm for my Artificial Intelligence and Differential Equations classes.

What’s in your way?

I had a tough workload this week due to having a couple of midterms. It took some time to manage everything, but I managed to pull through.

What will you do next week?

I have another midterm the week after this one, so I will begin to prepare for that. The next project for this class also came out, so…


What did you do this past week?

This week I moved back home from Austin. I also finished the Voting project with my partner.

What’s in your way?

There is really not that much that is in my way. The only notable thing that would be in my way is the anticipation of spring break. I might be a little bit less productive because I know spring break is just around the corner.

What will you do next week?

I may re-watch some of the previous lectures so that I can review some of the concepts that Professor Downing discussed…


What did you do this past week?

I adjusted to my normal schedule after the storm. I also started working with my partner on the Voting project.

What’s in your way?

Initially, the storm was a very significant problem. Since that has passed now, there is not that many things in my way aside from quizzes and midterms from other classes.

What will you do next week?

I will most likely rewatch some of the previous lectures and finish up the Voting project with my partner.

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

I…


What did you do this past week?

This past week I finished the Collatz project. I also rewatched some of the previous lectures to make sure I was doing everything that was expected of me for the project.

What’s in your way?

Currently, there is nothing much in my way. I have completed most of my assignments for other classes, so there weren’t any conflicting schedules. The only thing that could pose a problem is just laziness.

What will you do next week?

I will most likely revisit some of this week’s lectures to make sure that I am on…


What did you do this past week?

I worked on the Collatz project, and I revisited some of the previous lectures.

What’s in your way?

I moved to Austin this weekend. Planning everything and actually moving took up a lot of my time.

What will you do next week?

I will finish the Collatz project before the deadline.

If you read it, what did you think of the Continuous Integration?

I think it is an interesting tool. It definitely addresses some of the issues the article brought up in the beginning. However, it is something that takes practice for people…


What did you do this past week?

I went to class, and I looked over the project details.

What’s in your way?

Nothing is really in my way aside from a little laziness. Classes are starting to get more intensive, so I will need to become more productive.

What will you do next week?

I will start working on the Collatz project and try to finish it as soon as I can. I may need to download Docker to work on the project.

If you read it, what did you think of the makefile?

I think that it was overwhelming…

Varad Thorat

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