CS371p Spring 2021: Kushal Pachchigar #4

What did you do this past week?

I finished my first project and homework for Artificial Intelligence this past week. The weekly checkpoint for the autonomous driving class was also time-consuming. Since the next project for this class hasn’t been out yet, I haven’t spent much time on this class this week.

What’s in your way?

The weather! It’s going to be super cold starting this weekend for the rest of the week. I’m not a fan of cold weather. It will hinder me from taking my daily walks. No major projects are due next week so not much is in my way.

What will you do next week?

Since no major assignments are due next week, I will utilize this time to get on top of my readings and class material for all CS classes. If the next project for this class is out this next week, I will try to at least glance over it before class.

If you read it, what did you think of the Pair Programming?

I have pair programmed before during my internship as well as for my previous cs classes. I think it’s really useful to speak out loud your thought about why you’re writing a piece of code. It helps me see a better clearer picture of what the goal is and how to get there. It also helps brainstorm ideas with the partner!

What was your experience of operators, pointers, and references?

I have used pointers in C before. I think the reference is a very nice way to avoid a lot of potential dangers as the professor explained during the lectures.

What made you happy this week?

I was worried that I won’t be able to manage the due dates for all classes as they were very close to each other. But since it went well so I am happy I didn’t miss any deadlines.

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

pick-of-the-week: This relates back to the paper we read for this week — pair programming. I had fun pair programming with one of my friends for the AI class which gave us a chance to catch up in between code and exchange stories from the winter break!

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