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What did you do this past week?

This past week I spent a majority of my working on fixing up Integer and finishing up my Ethics in Computer Science course. There was much less time to relax and unwind this week and any time outside of those two things were spent either sleeping or eating.

What’s in your way?

I need to take a break at some point this week to unwind. I feel mentally exhausted and need to reset in order to keep my performance up in the long term. …


What did you do this past week?

This past week I spent a majority of my time working on this class and planning group schedules for my computer ethics class. Outside of class related work, I’ve been spending a majority of my time keeping up with baseball and all of the excitement that’s going on with the current season.

What’s in your way?

Besides the usual work for this class, I have a busy schedule coming up with the final project for my computer ethics course. …


Where did you grow up?

I was born in the Philippines, but moved to the United States before my second birthday and have lived in the Houston area since.

What high school did you attend?

I attended a small high school named Eastwood Academy with a graduating class of just over 100 students.

What was your favorite extracurricular activity in high school?

I enjoyed my time in the debate team high school and it was the school-sponsored activity that I spent the most time on. …


How well do you think the course conveyed those takeaways?

  • test first, test during, test after, test, test, test
  • when designing algorithms, demand the weakest iterators (e.g. bidirectional vs. random access)
  • when designing containers, provide the strongest iterators (e.g. random access vs bidirectional)
  • build adapters on top of containers, iterators, and functions
  • always look for reuse and symmetry in your code
  • collaboration is essential to the quality of your code and to your well-being in producing it
  • refactor, refactor, refactor
  • make your code beautiful

I think the course did a good job reinforcing the importance of the points above. While…


What did you do this past week?

This past week, I spent my time designing my implementation of the Life project and fixing its makefile. Figuring out how to get each test in the student repository to run was particularly challenging, but I managed to figure it out after spending an evening dedicated to the issue.

What’s in your way?

I don’t have much left to do for the Life project because my implementation is passing all of the HackerRank and student acceptance tests. …


What did you do this past week?

This past week, I spent a majority of my time studying for a Database Management exam I had on Thursday. Besides that, I did not do much outside of the usual schedule of classes. I did try to make sense of the Life project by myself, but I could not make sense of it until Professor Downing made his lecture during class on Friday.

What’s in your way?

I do not have much in the way as of right now, but the distraction of the upcoming Thanksgiving break is starting to creep in…


What did you do this past week?

This past week, I ended up just finishing the implementation/design of the Darwin project. It was not as trivial as I had expected after finishing my initial design of the project, but I ended up finishing the code on Tuesday after a long Monday night. Afterwards, I spent most of my time election watching on Decision Desk HQ’s Twitter account.

What’s in your way?

I have the upcoming distraction of various video game releases that I must ignore for the sake of my academic performance. The second round of exams for my classes…


What did you do this past week?

This past week, I began thinking about the implementation structure/model for the Darwin Project. I haven’t started programming anything yet, but I think I might have a decent understanding about how to structure the relationships between classes and their methods. Besides that, I continued as I would any other week and spent time doing labs and homeworks for my other Computer Science courses.

What’s in your way?

I need to tackle the Darwin Project and get my schedule ready for next semester, but for the first time in a while, I don’t have…


What did you do this past week?

I started the past week finishing up the Allocator project for this class. Immediately after that finished, I studied for 4 days non-stop because of an exam I had for C S 378. It wasn’t the work week ever, but having 3 midterms spread across 3 weeks makes it feel like one extra long week of stress rather than 3 separate weeks.

What’s in your way?

Not much is in my way this week besides all of my school work that needs to be taken care of. I suspect the mental fatigue of…


Where did you grow up?

I was born in the Philippines but grew up in Houston, Texas.

What high school did you attend?

I attended a small high school named Eastwood Academy in Houston.

What was your favorite extracurricular activity in high school?

When I was younger I spent most of my after-school time helping my mother tutor her algebra students. She taught math at the high school I attended and I would usually help out whenever she needed it.

Why did you come to UT?

I came to The University of Texas at Austin for a variety of reasons…

Jed Eloja

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