This past week in CS 313E has been great! We spent the majority of the time discussing Collatz, our first of five projects.
Our class is turning out to be really interactive. Professor Downing designed the class in a way that basically forces us to meet and work with our classmates. For me, that's great - I love meeting new people! One of the tools we use to collaborate with our classmates is Piazza. We can use Piazza to ask any question related to the course material and assignments. Extra credit points can be earned by viewing the majority of the posts and writing instructor-endorsed comments for questions asked by other students. Extra credit points aside, Piazza is a useful tool.
One of my favorite aspects of Piazza is the option to have a daily digest email sent to your inbox summarizing the activity for each of the classes you have enrolled in. While email can sometimes be annoying, I find this digest email so valuable and necessary for my success in the class. In addition to helping me stay updated with the class and class discussions, the digest email helps to keep CS 313E at the top of my mind. My only grumble with Piazza is that their mobile app is currently only available on the App Store. Piazza, please come to Google Play! I really want to replace the emails with push notifications!
Before, I leave to work some more on Collatz, I just want to share my favorite topic from class this week: HTML file production from Python documentation.
I'll see y'all again next week! Thanks for reading!
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