CS373 Fall 2020: Safin Kasturi
What did you do this past week?
This past week I spent some time finalizing details for my internship next summer. I just found out I will be located in NYC, so I am very excited about that. I also had to write an essay for my government class.
What’s in your way?
We ran into a small issue with our searching functionality tool, Algolia. We exceeded the amount of free credits we get, so we’re going to have to switch to using somebody else’s free trial credits. Aside from that, we still need to figure out front end testing. Outside of this course, this week seems like it will be relatively easy for me, as it is a holiday week after all.
What will you do next week?
In the coming days, my group and I plan to make some more front end adjustments to our project, as well as add the extra credit components. We also want to start planning out our presentation recording. Aside from that, I will do a little bit of work for my marketing class, and then enjoy the rest of the holiday weekend with my family.
If you read it, what did you think of What Happens to Us Does Not Happen to Most of You?
I did read this week’s assigned reading, and it was a little heart breaking honestly. It really bothers me to read stories of real events that women in the industry have had to deal with. I hope people who act inappropriately towards women, minorities, or really anybody, are punished accordingly. It is a poor reflection on STEM as a whole for those types of things to happen in the industry.
What was your experience of refactoring? (this question will vary, week to week)
I’ve never explicitly learned about refactoring before, but I do think it’s a very important concept in making maintainable software, and I’m glad we went over it in class. I like the three stages of refactoring that we went over, as it emphasizes correctness before worrying about optimizations.
What made you happy this week?
A couple of things made me happy this week. For one, I like the feeling of knowing that holidays are right around the corner. I always like spending the extra time with family and friends. Also, I’m happy Dez Bryant finally got involved in the Ravens game today. He had his first reception since 2017 today, and hopefully he will have more in the upcoming games.
What’s your pick-of-the-week or tip-of-the-week?
My pick of the week is a YouTube account called Programming with Mosh. I’m one of those people who prefers to learn things by watching a lecture or video rather than reading a textbook or article. I found a YouTube account which teaches a lot of important programming concepts in great depth. I’ve used it to learn the basics of the Angular framework, but it has tutorials on various topics.