CS 373: Week 6


What did you do this past week?

I got accepted into a summer internship program in China! I am very excited to be able to go abroad. I regret not studying abroad earlier, but this is an even better opportunity to see what life is like on the other side of the ocean!

What’s in your way?

Mid-term for this class is fast approaching. Grade for the Netflix assignment is a lot lower than I was hoping for. I am hoping I am able to sufficiently prepare for the mid-term exam…

What will you do next week?

Study (read: cram?) for the mid-term of course! Luckily Professor Downing provided us a list of concepts that we are responsible for. He encouraged everyone to write a set of test questions and share them, so I will be doing that. Writing the questions is probably a lot more helpful to the learning of the material than just studying questions.

What’s my experience of the class?

Feeling discouraged because of the Netflix assignment score and the low daily quiz grades, but everything has fair. Didn’t expect Professor Downing to encourage us to share our notes page, but it makes sense since we share test cases for the assignments.

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

Here¬†is a short article about software engineers’ salaries around the world. My takeaway from it? Don’t just look at someone’s salary and assume that they are doing better (or worse!) than you are. I overhear CS students compare each other’s salaries very often, and it disappoints me because it is such a short-sighted conversation.