CS371p Spring 2021: Aten Kumar

Aten Kumar
2 min readJan 25, 2021

Where did you grow up?

I was born in Chicago, Illinois, and moved to Plano, Texas when I was in first grade. I have lived there ever since.

What high school did you attend?

I attended Liberty High School in Frisco, TX, and graduated in 2019.

What was your favorite extracurricular activity in high school?

In high school, I was part of the concert and marching band as a french horn player. I enjoyed the camaraderie and the artistic expression aspect of playing the french horn as part of the band.

Why did you come to UT?

I came to UT because of its renowned CS program and the overall balance of academic and social life.

Why are you majoring in CS?

I’m majoring in CS because I love creating and building things. I love the problem-solving aspect of CS as the field continually has new challenges it faces.

Why are you in this class?

I’m in this class because I have heard amazing things about the class from multiple of my friends. In addition, I want to strengthen my knowledge in C++ as I will be using it heavily at my next internship.

How much C++ do you already know?

I have a little bit of experience in C++ through a past project, but I really need a better foundation.

How did you feel about the cold calling?

Personally, I like it, because one of my favorite things is having a conversation about technical topics in CS. In addition, it does help with keeping attention during the lecture.

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

My tip-of-the-week would be to have a dual-screen display. I recently just got a monitor to hook up with my laptop and it has helped my productivity during class and coding so much.