The most difficult and assignment-intensive class I have had so far at Denison is Intermediate Computer Science, which I took last semester. In this class, I covered a new programming language, C++, and learned how to work with the Linux Operating Systems. C++ is a much more raw / bare-boned coding language than Python, which I learned previously; thus, it takes way more effort to grasp concepts like abstraction and remember all the syntactic nuances. Continuing my tendency to reflect on academic materials I learned, this post shows some of the important concepts in C++ programming and their real-world applications.
This past weekend, I was having coffee with a friend in dowtown Chicago, and was just talking with him about my deep interest for entrepreneurship which has grown over the past summer. He asked me to define what entrepreneurship is and what it really means to me. After pondering for a while, I replied that, in my opinion, entrepreneurship is all about solving problems – from a minicule level to global / multinational issues that currently exist in the world. Although for most of you, that sounds very cliché, but I want to stress that an entrepreneur solves a problem logically, from a rational perspective and in the most creative way as possible.
This semester, I am taking CS 110 – Computing Through Digital Media, one of the three intro classes for Computer Science majors in Denison, with Dr. Ashwin Lall. The class is fun and I have learnt a lot about programming in Python, which is super helpful for a complete novice like me. Nonetheless, what I am getting more out of the class is the concept of designing algorithms to solve problems. The process of actually coming up with the algorithm is way more important than the result you get. Continue reading