CS 373: Week 7

What did you do this past week?

This week, as far as this class is concerned, was a lot of cramming for this class’s exam. I went over a lot of Python topics that we covered in class, and was (pleasantly?) surprised to find that there weren’t that many questions on the exam where my cheat sheet was helpful. Seeing the grade as soon as I submitted on Canvas was a big relief, especially when I found out I didn’t bomb it!

What’s in your way?

While I did better than I expected on the exam, I didn’t do as well as I had hoped. There’s only one week left before Spring Break, and our next assignment is due the week we come back.

What will you do next week?

Start collaborating with my group on the next assignment.

What’s my experience of the class?

The exam felt pretty fair. All of the code based questions are things we have covered in class before and/or something that you could have probably figured out if you knew enough Python. It’s a lot like the questions that are asked in our daily quizzes, and I think there was even a question that was ripped straight from one! In my opinion though, the questions regarding the readings felt a bit nit picky and easy to miss.

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

This¬†might have been a bit more relevant if I had shared it last week, but it’s still really cool nonetheless. Stethoscope is an open-source web application by Netflix that gives users advice on how to secure their devices. It isn’t like an antivirus in that it doesn’t prevent bad things from happening to your device, but it does warn you about your device’s weak points. The backend is Python, and they’re looking for people to contribute, too.