CS373 Spring 2022: Cole Weinman — Week 5

What did you do this week?

This week I studied for my marketing exam which I had on Friday. I was very happy that I got an A. I also met with my group for the project and worked on submitting our request for proposal for our idea.

What’s in your way?

The past couple of weeks I’ve been literally addicted to watching How to Get Away with Murder to where I have been a bit distracted from doing some of my work. I think I just need to finish it so I can move on. I also had family visit me twice this week which was a big-time sink. It also took me a while to do the competitive programming problems last week which put me behind later in the week.

What will you do next week?

Next week I will work with my group on phase 1. We want to start working on the website. I will also work on competitive programming and work for my other classes.

What did you think of Paper #5: Single Responsibility Principle?

This paper was a bit confused to me at parts, maybe because of how old it is and because it’s apart of a bigger text. However I did find the SRP idea very interesting. When coding I’ve always known I needed to do this but I’ve never learned it formally. I would be interested in diving a bit deeper into the subject.

What was your experience of types and recursion?

It was interesting to learn more about Python types. I had no idea that Python types, particularly regarding the “is” vs “==” operators would have so many little tricks to them. It was good to learn them. I also liked learning about how some languages and compilers will turn a recursive function into an iterative function. I want to learn more about this.

What made you happy this week?

I got an A on my marketing exam which was the best thing that happened. I also got to see my Mom for the first time since the beginning of the semester. We went out to eat and I was able to show her my aparement which was a lot of fun.

What is your pick-of-the-week?

My pick of the week is CollegeAI API which allows you to access thousands of attributes for most colleges in the US. My group is using this API for our project and the number of data points is pretty exhaustive.



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