Sep 26: CS371p Fall 2020 Blog

This series of blog posts are assignments of my CS 371p course.

1. What did you do this past week?

The Career Fair was the most important event this past week. I had updated everything to make sure that I was ready for the Career Fair. I was a bit displeased with the experience as one of the recruiters had difficulties with her microphone and I had problems with my video. In academics, I learned about pre-emptive multithreading in my CS 439 course, which is actually a big part of what’s in my way this upcoming week.

2. What’s in your way?

I forgot to turn in the Blog URL on Canvas in addition to on Piazza, so I gotta remember this from now on. I’m a bit confused about the implementation of pre-emptive multithreading, but I’m confident I’ll figure it out as there are plenty of materials I can use for help and the assignment is due next Tuesday. My exam for my Real Analysis course is next Tuesday, so I’m going to prepare for it this weekend as well.

3. What will you do next week?

Next week, I will most likely spend most of my time studying and finishing assignments. Despite this, I’ll try to take some time to go outdoors a bit more and exercise. I feel like I’ve become much more sluggish due to staying indoors most of the time from the pandemic.

4. What was your experience of values, addresses, references and consts? (this question will vary, week to week)

I had experiences with values, addresses, and references from my CS 429 Architecture course, but I never delved as deeply as we did in the lectures this week. Consts were a new topic for me, so I really appreciated learning about this. I feel I have a good understanding of these and really liked the amount of freedom that they give (except const).

5. What made you happy this week?

Even though there were some difficulties, the career fair went well overall for me. I learned quite a bit about the companies whose events I attended.

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

My pick-of-the-week is the subreddit r/cscareerquestions. Some good posts pop up once in a while that contains helpful tools, and I think the advice of a few of the post is definitely important, especially in a climate like this.

CS Sophomore at UT Austin