What did you do this past week?

This week I had midterms in multiple classes, so I spent most of my time neglecting sleep and studying. I tried to start studying in advance, but found the material in my programming languages class so difficult that it took a great deal of focus to feel ready for my exam. Once I knocked that one out, I started frantically studying for OOP and my other exams. Literally not sleeping had it’s downside, but I think I did pretty well on all of them.

What’s in your way?

Now that I’m done with midterms, nothing! I’m excited to go home and relax with my family. With the whole international pandemic, spring break isn’t going to go as planned, but I’m thankful for the chance to go spend some time in my hometown.

What will you do next week?

I’m hoping to get back into reading for enjoyment, and also to find some spare time to work on the allocator project. I still need to find a partner, so that’ll be my next move in terms of this class. I’m also planning on catching up in my other classes since all my focus this week was on exams.

What was your experience of Test #1a? (no details about the questions, please; there are still make-ups to come) (this question will vary, week to week)

The test was exactly what I was expecting. Nothing asked was unfair, and though I did get stuck on one question (I misunderstood it at first), I was able to finish everything and feel pretty confident about it. I’m a little worried about taking the second part after the extended break, but I’m hoping to retain enough information to where it goes as smoothly as part 1 did.

What made you happy this week?

On Tuesday, I was able to find some time to meet my friends at the Longhorn Run speed training event. It was super fun and a really good way to step away from studying for a little while. I’m sad that the race itself will likely be canceled, but the event reminded me that I don’t need to have an upcoming race to stay motivated and continue becoming a better runner.

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

Codeshare is a very useful tool for collaborative coding. The tab/space differences can get a little annoying sometimes, but I’m sure that with a little looking around there’s a setting to remedy that. Codeshare plus zoom is a foolproof way to get some pair programming in while remaining in line with social distancing!

Computer Science Student at the University of Texas at Austin