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CS373 Fall 2020: Kevin Hao

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 week is basically midterm week, I fell behind on a lot of my projects/assignments, so I’ll have to spend a lot of time this weekend to catch up.

What will you do next week?

Next week, I will work on this class’s project more. Outside of this class, all my classes are pretty relaxes after this week, so I will probably focus more on recruiting.

If you read it, what did you think of The Liskov Substitution Principle?

The example given about the Square class being a subclass to the Rectangle was pretty interesting. Normally, this is a perfect example of the ISA relationship, but the paper illustrated a lot of issues with this model. It was actually a lot more complicated than I thought it was going to be.

What was your experience of Test #1? (this question will vary, week to week)

I felt like Test #1a’s first question was quite a curve ball since we didn’t cover using *args as an optional argument in class. In addition unpacking using a * was not gone over in depth. On the other hand, I took a previous Python course, so this wasn’t an issue. Also reading the given test case #0 was pretty useful. Outside of this question, the test was fairly straight forward.

What made you happy this week?

This week, my final round interview with a company actually went very well, so that made me pretty happy as I was fairly nervous for it.

What’s your pick-of-the-week or tip-of-the-week?

My tip-of-the-week is to go out hiking. A lot of people have been staying home a lot more since the quarantine started, but it is still possible to go hiking. Going outside and enjoying nature is really nice when you are staying home more. Most hikers on those trails wear masks or social distance, so it is pretty safe.

College student at UT austin, Sophomore in Computer Science