CS373 Fall 2021: Sungwook Kim (Week of 25 Oct — 31 Oct)

What did you do this past week?

This week was a kind of busy week. I am done with working on phase 2 of the web project with my teammates. There are still some phases left that we have to finish up to complete the whole project, but with my teammates, I think we can do it perfectly. Individually, I keep studying algorithms in Java for future interviews. I will keep reviewing it until I get the full-time job in Amazon which is my dream job (especially, for AmazonGo).

What’s in your way?

The first thing that I have to do is to start working on phase 3 of the web project with my teammates. We still have 2 weeks until the deadline, but it would be good for us to start it early as we can and finalize it early as we can. I will keep solving the algorithm problems in Java as much as I can every day. In addition, I think I will keep working on the backend part of the individual team project of the organization I belong to, especially for setting up docker.

What will you do next week?

I need to start working on phase 3 with my teammates especially working for the backend stuff of filtering and sorting, and I will keep studying many strategies which help me to figure out many algorithm problems and I will try to apply the strategies to the problems that I will face. For the individual team project, I will make and set up docker images and docker environment for backend stuff with my roommate.

If you read it, what did you think of the Paper #10: Dependency Inversion Principle?

The paper made me think over many things related to design. It looked easy and direct to me at first, but as I read the article more and more, I felt that it was not an easy thing to understand at once. I had to read some specific lines several times to completely get what they mean. However, it was not a waste of time because I could learn a good design for OOP and I think I can apply it to some designs that I would like to make if I have a chance.

What was your experience of =, *, ** and regular expressions? (this question will vary, week to week)

I have seen those kinds of symbols when I first learned about Python, but I could not exactly remember what they were and how they function in Python, so it was valuable time for me to refresh them and understand how they work. I like this class because it always shows me the new aspects of Python.

What made you happy this week?

I spent some time going to grocery stores and buying some Korean foods in the Hanyang market. I appreciate the thing that there are many Korean restaurants and food stores in Austin so that I can have some Korean foods and buy them whenever I want to do. When I was in Utah, I had to go to Las Vegas if I want to buy some Korean food, and it made me craving for Korean food.

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

My tip of the week is that it would be good for you to spend some time jogging and taking a walk under the Sun every day. I know we are so busy people always trying to figure out our assignments in time, but if you get enough sunlight every day, you would get enough vitamin D and vitamin D helps us to prevent depression, osteoporosis, and even cancer. Let’s go out for a few minutes for our health!

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