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  • test first, test during, test after, test, test, test

How well do you think the course conveyed those takeaways?

I think this course conveyed those takeaways fairly well. All the points were covered extensively…


Blog #9

What did you do this past week?

This past week I finished up the projects in a lot of my classes. In this class, I finished porting over the project from AWS Amplify to AWS EC2. The process actually went fairly seamlessly since EC2 was a lot more simple. Without having to deal with Amplify’s semantics, I could just use the EC2 instance like a normal Linux machine. Outside of this class, I also finished up setting up networking for my game technology project.

What’s in your way?

Nothing is really in my way anymore. I finished up…


Blog #8

What did you do this past week?

This past week, I spent my time preparing for the exams for this class. For the project, I wrote a python script to scrape the UT course schedule for class information. I used a library called beautifulsoup in order to scrape the raw html. I then just stored the resulting information in an .npy file for my time to store into the database. Outside of class, I was also working on recruiting.

What’s in your way?

I just have to get a lot of work done over this weekend. Since this…


Blog #7

What did you do this past week?

This past week, I spent most of time working with my group finishing my game technology project. We had to translate all of our code from GDscript to cpp, which was kind of a pain due to cpp quirks and poor library documentation. Besides that I participated in the coding competition on Friday.

What’s in your way?

Nothing is really in my way currently, I just have a lot of work I need to get started on.

What will you do next week?

Next week, I have an exam in this…


Blog #6

What did you do this past week?

This past week, I spent a majority of my time on the first landmark for the SWE project. My group mates and I worked on creating the website and publishing it to the web using AWS Amplify. We ended up using ReactJS immediately since it didn’t really make sense to create static HTML pages and then have them deleted later.

What’s in your way?

Nothing is really in my way. This week just really busy with recruiting and class projects happening.

What will you do next week?

Next week, I’ll try…


Blog #5

What did you do this past week?

This past week, I got together with my group for this class and discussed what project idea we were all interested in. Luckily, one our group members came up with an idea that we all agreed with, so this process went fairly quickly. Outside of class, I spent a lot of time recruiting with career fair and career brunch happening this week.

What’s in your way?

There’s nothing much in my way. This week was pretty chaotic but at least its over now.

What will you do next week?

Next week…


Blog #4

What did you do this past week?

This past week I spent a majority of my time grading projects. I am currently a TA for Object-Oriented Programming. Like this class, the students just turned in their Collatz project. Since this was the first project, there were a lot of logistical issues since the students are getting used to the project requirements.

What’s in your way?

I spent a majority of today setting up my environment for Game Technology. We are using a game engine called Godot. Since I am pretty new to using Windows, setting it all up…


Blog #3

What did you do this past week?

This week, I finished up the Collatz project and turned it in. Since I completed most of the code last week, but I merged my tests and completed all the necessary documentation this week.

What’s in your way?

Nothing is really in my way this week.

What will you do next week?

Next week, I will have to get started on my first project for Game Technology. I am completely new to the subject, so I suspect there will be a steep learning curve. The project is in a framework that…


Blog #2

What did you do this past week?

This past week I coded up the Collatz project. I took OOP with Professor Downing last semester, so I basically just had to translate my code from C++ to python.

What’s in your way?

Before this week started, I was worried that taking 5 classes as well as a proctor position would take up an extreme amount of time, but I am working to balance out my work and studying.

What will you do next week?

Next week, I will start of my first project for game technology. It is something…


First Blog

Where did you grow up?

I was born in Plano, Texas, which is near Dallas. While I have lived temporarily in China for half a year, I basically completely grew up here.

What high school did you attend?

I attended a high school called Jasper High School.

What was your favorite extracurricular activity in high school?

My favorite extracurricular activity in high school was definitely band. Being able to create music and express yourself was wonderful. In addition, the band community is very exciting and welcoming.

Why did you come to UT?

I came to UT because I…

Kevin Hao

College student at UT austin, Sophomore in Computer Science

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