CS371p Spring 2021 Week 7: Albert C. Trevino

What did you do this past week?

This week, I unfortunately did not do too much. I was able to get some work done, but not as much as I wanted to. This week was a rough week for me, but I’m determined to make next week better.

What’s in your way?

Nothing is in my way but myself. I had a rough week this week mentally, and I really need to focus on regaining. Living at school just hasn’t treated me well, but I think that I’m feeling a bit better this week.

What will you do next week?

I’m determined to study for my exam and finish my projects/assignments. This is a big week for me and I’ve gotten started early today (Sunday), so I’m making a decent stride. I need to put this past week in the past, and focus on these next few weeks to catch up, and keep my grades on track.

If you read it, what did you think of the Open-Closed Principle?

It was super interesting and provided some insight as to how much thought truly goes into software creation. There are a ton of problems that programmers have to be able to foresee, and I think that is very admirable. It is a daunting task to write code that follows the Open-Closed Principle, and this paper provided context to make it more understandable.

What was your experience of arrays, iterators, and algorithms?

I think I’ve been pretty comfortable with these concepts. Arrays are pretty straightforward, but iterators have always been a tad confusing for me. I need to make sure to brush up before class tomorrow!

What made you happy this week?

I was able to talk to my parents a lot this week which was very nice. I was feeling pretty alone this week, and they were really able to help me out.

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

My tip-of-the-week is to do some of the HackerRank challenges that are open on the website. It helps me gain some motivation to program, as well as serving for good practice over some of the concepts we go over in class.