What did you do this past week?

This past week I spent my time studying for midterms this upcoming week, finishes projects for other CS classes early, and started to practice for interviews on LeetCode. I still have not applied to any internships yet because I want to be prepared with coding questions when the time comes.

What’s in your way?

I have a midterm and a foreign language oral exam on the same day this upcoming Wednesday. I also have to finish the report section of my Concurrency class. …


What did you do this past week?

This past week, we talked more about the project for both HackerRank and Gitlab. We also talked more about assertions and the pros and cons of them and how they will be used for this project. I finished the HackerRank portion of the project, but still need to fork and clone the repos.

What’s in your way?

What is currently in my way is needing to fork and clone the Gitlab repos and get everything set up. …


Where did you grow up?

I was born in Mexico but my family moved to Texas when I was 2 years old. We first lived in San Antonio for a couple of months, then moved further south to Hidalgo, Texas until the age of 7, and then move to what would be considered home in Mcallen, Texas.

What high school did you attend?

I attended Hidalgo Early College High School in Hidalgo, Texas.

What was your favorite extracurricular activity in high school?

My favorite extracurricular activity in high school would be UIL Computer Science. I was on the team for all 4 years of high school. …


Key Takeaways

  • test first, test during, test after, test, test, test
  • when designing algorithms, demand the weakest capabilities (e.g. iterable vs. indexable)
  • when designing containers, provide the strongest capabilities (e.g. indexable vs iterable)
  • build decorators on top of containers, iterators, and functions
  • utilize the benefits of being lazy (i.e. yield)
  • always look for reuse and symmetry in your code
  • collaboration is essential to the quality of your code and to your well-being in producing it

How well do you think the course conveyed those takeaways?

I think that the course did convey the takeaways very well. They were all covered…


1. What did you do this past week?

This past week, I met with my group to start on the final phase of the project. We finished the user stories quickly so that we can focus on fixing our website. I also finished with the the final individual project for CS439, which is relieving since that class produced 70% of my daily stress since the beginning of the semester. I also had enough time to do my homework from all my classes early, since I usually have to stay up late to finish.

2. What’s in your way?

Just all…


What did you do this past week?

This past week I finished the project for this phase with my teammates. I was in charge of the backend side of things and also responsible for the creation of the unit tests. I also did not go to class that often, mostly my morning classes since I stayed up from 11 pm on Monday until 7am Tuesday doing the unit test, even though it was due on Wednesday. That messed up my sleeping schedule for the whole week. …


What did you do this past week?

This past week, my group and I started working on Phase 3 of the project. Since I am on the backend side of things, we decided to change the way we search things to become more accurate and efficient. I am also in charge of making the unittesting for the python code, so that is not too hard.

What’s in your way?

I have too much homework that I have no time to do anything. I am running behind on my CS439 project because I do not understand it, even with office hours…


What did you do this past week?

What I did this past week is finish the second phase of our project and set reminders to do the peer review to my group and I. I also had time to catch up with my homework, but still had to suffer since it was a lot. I also went out to do some exercise since it has been weeks since I have last done some.

What’s in your way?

The things that are in my way right now is that my Chinese teacher is still giving us too much homework, which does…


What did you do this past week?

I spent most of my time working on the semester long projects for my classes. For 373, I worked on learning Flask, Flask-Restless, and SQL-Alchemy as well as documenting and writing unit tests for the API with Postman.

What’s in your way?

For this class, phase 2 of the project comes with a lot of learning to do. There are many different ways to implement things, and each tutorial online does it in a slightly different way which makes it a bit more difficult.

What will you do next week?

Phase II of…


Blog #7

What did you do this past week?

This past week, I spent most of time working with my group finishing our project. I am in charge of scraping all the information that we need for the backend side of the website. Since our scraping websites don’t have an API, I had to do everything by hand.

What’s in your way?

I have a lot of homework, CS 439 with all the weekly projects about threads which are very time consuming, and continue scraping. I also need to study about python for the exam.

What will you do next…

Alexy Correa

College student at UT Austin, Junior in Computer Science

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