What did you do this past week?
This week I worked on assignments for my data mining and computational brain classes. I also started working on Collatz. Outside of school, I spent many hours practicing for my dance performance. Yesterday my team performed our dances at Jeena.
What’s in your way?
The biggest obstacle I had this week was not having enough time. I had many assignments due for my classes but not enough time to work on all of them. This was mainly because I had to go to a lot of practices in preparation for the performance, so next week should be much better.
What will you do next week?
Because this week was so hectic for me, my sleep schedule got really messed up. I’m going to use this next week to fix my sleeping schedule and continue working on all my assignments — including the Collatz project.
What did you think of Paper #3: Continuous Integration?
I really enjoyed reading the paper because it was really easy to follow. It explained continuous integration thoroughly. I have worked with continuous integration before but was never really able to appreciate the power of it until I read this paper.
What was your experience of UnitTests, Coverage, and IsPrime? (this question will vary, week to week)
I do not have much experience with unit tests, so I thought this was s good way for me to get introduced to it. I think IsPrime was a nice activity to work on in class because I was able to talk out the solution with my classmates.
What made you happy this week?
After weeks of practice my team finally performed at Jeena yesterday. Many of my friends came to watch me perform and I’m happy because it went really well! I had not performed on an actual stage in years so it was really nice to experience that feeling again.
What’s your pick-of-the-week or tip-of-the-week?
My tip of the week is to take notes during lecture. This may seem like a really obvious tip, but I wanted to highlight the importance of taking notes, even if you do not go back to review them. It helps you organize the information better and in a way that makes it easier to remember.