CS373 Fall 2021 Entry 5 Dustan Helm

Dustan Helm
2 min readSep 24, 2021


What did you do this past week?

Started preliminary brainstorming for our project proposal for the web project, did a bunch of Latin homework, and started my next Data Mining assignment. Also played volleyball in Belmont and Rec Wednesday night.

What’s in your way?

Next week is the worst week of the semester so far and my worst week in terms of workload probably since I took Operating Systems. I’m trying to do what I can now to clear up the path for just the big stuff next week but we’ll see how well that actually goes.

What will you do next week?

Assuming I don’t collapse under the weight of my workload, I’ll do my Geology Midterm 1, my Latin midterm 1, all my readings for Greek History, Finish my second Data Mining assignment whenever I get a chance, and finish coming up with a project proposal as well as doing all of phase 1 with my group before October 4th. Additionally this coming weekend I have to write an essay over readings I have yet to do. Its definitely going to be a fun one next week.

If you read it, what did you think of the Paper #5: Pair Programming?

Pair programming has been a big part of my college Computer Science experience and rightfully so, so I feel confident that I appreciate its benefits.

What was your experience of Python’s object model, list, tuple, set, dict, and iterators? (this question will vary, week to week)

The different data types like list, tuple, set, dict, and iterators were all pretty logical. The tuple = (2) nonsense with an ambiguous syntax is kind of wacky but the big weird thing was the open object model. It is neat in that its unique from what I usually deal with but also having multiple instances of a class that don’t have the same fields in them seems like inviting disaster to your doorstep.

What made you happy this week?

Playing volleyball and going home again this weekend to hang out with friends in between homeworks

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

My tip-of-the-week is to keep up with the Project Discord and Ed Discussion because Jefferson has been making a ton of helpful guides for the project and especially Phase 1 and setup stuff.