CS373 Fall 2020: Lauren Mangibin

Lauren Mangibin
2 min readNov 7, 2020


What did you do this past week?

This past week was really chill. Since we finished searching, filtering, and sorting earlier in the phase, we were focused more on reorganizing our code. We were also trying to get rid of errors in our code, specifically with the Google Place Images API we were using to get the photos for our models. We were getting a 403 error at the beginning despite the image loading eventually. We found that because of ~threads~, two processes were concurrently running, one loading all the data that called the image and one loading the image. So sometimes the image would load and the call would be fine, but other times the data would load first and the call to the nonexistent image would produce an error.

A lot of the time was spent listening to Christmas music on Discord and fixing the 80 char line limit on VS Code Live.

What’s in your way?

Not much other than studying for other classes. And the 403 error. Not knowing what to do. Maybe some planning…

What will you do next week?

Our group needs to plan for the next phase. We need to figure out how to do the visualizations as well as make the website look all pretty! I think this will be a fun phase for Frontend since we get to play around with the visuals.

If you read it, what did you think of The Dependency Inversion Principle?

I thought it was a great paper. Having read it again from OOP, the principles make a lot more sense, especially because I’ve seen them from previous experience in internships too. One thing that caught my attention was that the author continues to think of expansion even with the end product. Normally an end product is simply the “end”, and I don’t have to think about it anymore, but the author challenges that idea, and I thought that was cool.

What was your experience of relational algebra in Python?

O it’s fun! Very easy stuff.

What made you happy this week?

The dance video I helped choreograph finally came out! I also accepted an offer for an internship :D
Mwahaha go watch the dance video. It’s pretty cool if I do say so myself


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

Here is a great list of questions to ask your interviewer by Julia Evans. They’re geared towards tech roles, and they’ve helped me have great conversations with my interviewers and coworkers!



Lauren Mangibin

Computer Science Student at UT Austin