CS373 Spring 2022 Week 11: Nathaniel Nemenzo

  1. What did you do this past week? I feel like this past week was a pretty productive week. I had my first one-on-ones with the founders of the startup that I’m working with this semester, which was really cool, and I’m excited to see how I can impact the team and how far we can go. In addition, I received notification that my apartment in Seattle is secured for this summer, so that’s a big relief. In addition, I started work on Phase 3 for the IDB project, so hopefully I can write my deliverables in time for our meeting tomorrow.
  2. What’s in your way? The biggest things are: my networks test this Thursday (I didn’t do too hot on the first one, so I’m hoping this one goes better) and the IDB project due this upcoming week. Other than those, there’s not really that much that’s in my way currently.
  3. What will you do next week? This next week, I’m going to be working hard to finish up my part for the IDB project. I’m working on our API and I’m trying to make our data more rich, with more fields in our table. In addition, I need to study for my test, and I really need to go to the gym more consistently this week (I’ve been getting lazy lately).
  4. What did you think of Paper 11. More getters and setters? I thought that this week’s paper was really interesting. I like the whole idea of: an object already has the information you need, so just make it do the work. I never thought of writing code with that in mind, so I’ll be sure to try using it the next time I’m using OOP.
  5. What was your experience of select, project. and cross join? (this question will vary, week to week) I thought this week was actually really interesting. I don’t have a lot of prior experience with relational algebra or SQL in general, so it’s nice to see that I’m learning alot on that topic.
  6. What made you happy this week? Yesterday night, I spent some time with some friends that I haven’t seen in a long time. In addition, I attended the BFA Design Graduation Show for the class of 2022 (No Longer, Not Yet) and I got to see some really cool pieces there. There are some crazy talented people out there.
  7. What’s your pick-of-the-week or tip-of-the-week? My tip of the week is: get to know your managers +higher-ups! It’s important to foster good relationships with them, as often you can learn alot from them and develop yourself as well. Obviously, if they are not open to interacting and making friends with you, then don’t pursue it (why are you even working there?), but make an effort to get to know the people that you’re working with.

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Nathaniel Nemenzo

Nathaniel Nemenzo

CS @ UT Austin

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