CS373 Fall 2021 Week 4: Darshan Bhatta
What did you do this past week?
I had a pretty light school week this past week. For this class, I just attended lectures. It was nice not having to work on a project this week and take a break. It looks like this week we will be starting on the next project with a group, so that should be interesting.
What’s in your way?
Nothing is in my way.
What will you do next week?
I think we will be starting the group project next week, so I am excited about that. I hope that my group and I will get started on it early and get it done in a timely manner.
If you read it, what did you think of the Paper #4: What Happens to Us?
I thought the paper was interesting. It wasn’t a type of paper I thought we would read in this class. The paper was very informative of the issues women are facing this the field and brought more awareness to people. I remember seeing over the summer about the harassment against women and other things going on at Blizzard, so it sucks to see that it is still going on. I think articles like these where people can see the story of what people are going through will help put an end to this harassment.
What was your experience of Collatz, exceptions, and types? (this question will vary, week to week)
Collatz was fun to work on. I took OOP two semesters ago and our first project was also Collatz. However it was in C++, so we did not have to do as many optimizations as I had to do for this class. It was pretty shocking to see how much slower python was compared to C++. Exceptions and types were interesting topics and I learned a few things during the lectures.
What made you happy this week?
I was happy that this week was pretty chill. It feels like having a week with light course loads because it seems like this week, I will have a lot of things to do.
What’s your pick-of-the-week or tip-of-the-week?
My pick-of-the-week is MongoDB Compass, a GUI for MongoDB. It allows you to see the data in the database a lot easier, make queries right there, and do other visualizations that help productivity. The most useful thing for me in the past was visualizing query performance because it helped me optimize my query by seeing exactly what would happen under the hood for that query. I would recommend anyone that is working with MongoDB to use it.