CS373 Spring 2022 Blog #2: Joseph Muffoletto

Joseph Muffoletto
2 min readJan 29, 2022


What did you do this past week?

This past week, I attended lectures, tabled for my organization, (almost) fixed the Mac build for a SAGA lab game, met with my UAM research advisors, and hung out with friends.

What’s in your way?

I had a pretty rough Friday night, but once I get over that I will get back to business. I also really need to fix the build for the Mac build, because the deadline was set to be over the winter break. Finally, I signed up for the asynchronous roman history course quite late, so I need to complete the assignments that I missed.

What will you do next week?

Next week, I want to get a head start on all of my projects. I want to pay more attention during lectures, and I want to make sure the first exercise goes well. I also plan to exercise more, as the Rec center will be opening soon.

What did you think of Paper #1: Syllabus?

I thought it was very informative. Despite the oddities of this course, I think there is quite a bit to gain based on the scope of the material and the requirements of the projects.

What was your experience of assertions and Collatz? (this question will vary, week to week)

I have not started Collatz yet, but I did complete it in C++ for Object-Oriented Programming. As such, I do not think there will be many difficulties in transferring the code from C++ to Python. My main concern is getting comfortable with the libraries, but algorithmically the problem should be straightforward.

What made you happy this week?

I got to spend quality time with our sister organization. I had not really developed a relationship with them the past semester, so it was nice to get to know them better. I also had some interesting conversations with students on speedway while I was tabling.

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

Apply to Longhorn Racing — Combustion! We are currently accepting computer science majors with experience in web development to work on our telemetry server. Email me at jrmuff@utexas.edu if you are interested!



Joseph Muffoletto