CS371p Spring 2021: Aten Kumar
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.