CS 371P Fall 2021: Bruce Nguyen
What did you do this past week?
I spent a lot of time working on preparation for the current recruiting season during this past week. I worked on some practice coding questions and practiced my technical interviewing skills. I also spent a lot of time on my course work and assignments in order to try to stay ahead in all of my classes.
What’s in your way?
There is currently nothing that I would really consider as being in my way, however, I do really miss my dogs back at home! I was able to spend a lot of time with them during the past year, but have not been able to see them since I have returned to campus. I am definitely looking forward to seeing them again soon!
What will you do next week?
This upcoming week, I will be planning for my upcoming UTCS Pod Seminar where I will be inviting a professor in the UTCS department to come and provide some insight and advice to my students. I also have an exam coming up next week and will definitely be taking the time to study and prepare for it.
If you read it, what did you think of the Paper #7: Open-Closed Principle?
I think that the Open-Closed Principle allows for the development of software that is safe and effective overall. By keeping modules closed for modification while also keeping them open to extensions, developers can prevent unexpected issues arising from updates or changes to a specific implementation. I definitely think that the Open-Closed Principle will be useful throughout my academic and professional career.
What was your experience of arguments, returns, and consts?
I think I am decently familiar with all three topics overall, however, I think that the recent lectures really helped me verify my understanding of these topics. The recent discussions about l-values and r-values were also really useful and helped me in understanding the details related to certain implementations.
What made you happy this week?
I was really happy to be able to have a panel of some of my amazing UTCS friends in my UTCS Pod this past week! The panelists were able to answer a lot of the questions that my students had and provide some useful insight so that the students can confidently move forward in their academic and professional careers!
What’s your pick-of-the-week or tip-of-the-week?
It is extremely important to stay hydrated throughout the day in order to effectively develop software while taking care of your personal health. As it is also currently very warm outside, drinking water will not only help with remaining focused and productive but also with ensuring that you are able to successfully endure the warmer weather overall.