Dustan Helm
2 min readAug 29, 2021
  • CS373 Fall 2021: Dustan Helm
  1. Where did you grow up? Fort Worth
  2. What high school did you attend? Trinity Valley School
  3. What was your favorite extracurricular activity in high school? Guitar/Volleyball
  4. Why did you come to UT? Could afford to go here with TGTP and the computer science program is excellent.
  5. Why are you majoring in CS? I enjoy it more than any other work I've had to do and I’m decent at it
  6. Why are you in this class? To gain experience in Web programming
  7. What are your expectations of this class? I expect this class to be pretty difficult but rewarding in terms of programming experience start to finish for a big web project.
  8. How much Javascript/Python/SQL/Web programming do you already know? I know a bit of python and I’ve technically used javascript but that’s about it
  9. How did you like the first lectures? Thought they were fine, we haven’t started to cover much ground yet really
  10. How did you feel about the cold calling? I don’t mind it, I know what to expect from OOP.
  11. What made you happy this week? Drove back home and saw my family and dog
  12. What’s your pick-of-the-week or tip-of-the-week? My tip of the week is to start the Perusall papers early so that you don’t have to compete with other people to think of things to annotate. (Especially now that we can’t tell how well we’re doing until its too late)