One of the first questions people ask when beginning to take an Intro Programming course, is how do you test someone’s ability to code? The general answer is having students code on paper, by being asked questions which challenge them to write a program using skills they should have mastered. The next question tends to be why. The testing questions are much more concise and pointed than large scale programming projects assigned as homework. To some students the idea of testing small scale problems for a subject which seems to have only large scale applications seems futile. A general answer most professors give is that in the industry, a portion of your interview will require solving problems similar to those given on a midterm. On a larger scale, however, learning how to solve small-scale programming or logic problems efficiently has much more benefit to programming than just preparing you for an interview.

Participating in the Herbert Summer Competition has established in my eyes that being able to solve small-scale and pointed programming problems is an important skill. Throughout each level of Herbert, the programming challenges increase in difficulty, as well as in the amount of skills which are being tested.  In large scale programming projects, it is highly likely that a broad range of skills will be necessary – various data structures, iteration, recursion, runtime efficiency, etc. – yet depending on the variability or broadness of a project, it is possible that these skills will be used in relatively the same manner time and time again. Or there may be a variety of other factors that lead to a lack of practice. A competition like Herbert provides a platform in which to practice logical thinking and problem solving skills, in a unique programming language, and in a different manner than usual.

Aside from interning, one thing that summer break always seems to provide is a chance to get away from school work. However, this always leads to a less than smooth transition when coming back to school. As a college student, and an engineering student specifically, there is no such thing as “Syllabus Week”, and the first day of lecture is just that; a first day of lecture. Within the first two weeks, I am already studying for a physics midterm, and having a long break from logical problem solving comes as a handicap when courses move that fast. There is no two weeks to transition back into using my brain regularly. Participating in the Herbert Summer competition has acted as a much needed challenge while I have been away from school.  The puzzles were challenging but enjoyable. Each level increase brings a unique puzzle, and it is very clear that they were built carefully and precisely. Adaption is a common skill necessary to proceed throughout Herbert, as the algorithm or thinking behind what may have worked to solve a previous puzzle, will not work down the road. Herbert challenges one to constantly build upon problem solving ability. Another feature I find very interesting and true to programming itself, is that there is no one right answer. There is the right answer that fits the correct efficiency, and completes the goal properly, but there is more than one way to get to that solution.

Overall, I have gained a lot of insight through participating in the Herbert Summer Competition. I believe that the skills which Herbert puzzles challenge, and focus on, are important skills to practice as a Computer Science Major. I believe that practicing these skills on a unique, and small-scale level aside from my large-scale programming intern work, will greatly benefit me when I begin taking classes again focused on logical thinking and puzzle solving. I also found Herbert to be fun. I generally spend my summers, or free time, playing Candy Crush and working to solve problems in that regard, but actually solving problems through coding language has proved to be a much more exciting task – and one which I think will yield myself a larger reward once the school year begins.

Posted by Miri Hyman Thursday, September 8, 2016 3:59:00 PM Categories: computer science game contests

Comments

Tuesday, January 3, 2017 6:05:52 AM
google
View User Profile for google

google

Google

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 3:11:43 AM

Nice Blog

Generally I don't read anything but thanks for writing when i read this i felt how graceful as a writer you are.thank you for posting-

http://chennaipackersmovers.in/

http://packersmoversbangalore.in/packers-and-movers-bangalore-to-hyderabad

 

Friday, June 30, 2017 5:18:34 AM

movers marathahalli

Best packers and movers in madhapur who are experienced, licensed, insured and provide 100% quality services for different types of relocation needs at cost-effective price. http://www.packersandmoversinmadhapur.in http://www.packersandmoversinmarathahalli.in

Thursday, July 13, 2017 5:54:19 AM

re: Lessons from the Herbert Summer 2016 Competition

On the off chance that you plan to move your home in India or abroad packers and movers, online can simply give.

http://moversonline.in/packers-and-movers-bangalore/

http://moversonline.in/packers-and-movers-hyderabad/

http://moversonline.in/packers-and-movers-delhi/

http://moversonline.in/packers-and-movers-chennai/

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 6:29:55 AM

Quick Loan Service

Qkloan provide you Personal loan, Home loan, Auto loan, Education Loan, Business loan, Mortgage Loan, Consultant loan, details like contact address and their website.

http://qkloan.in/home-loan-in-delhi.html

http://qkloan.in/home-loan-in-bangalore.html

http://qkloan.in/home-loan-in-chennai.html

http://qkloan.in/home-loan-in-hyderabad.html

http://qkloan.in/home-loan-in-haldwani.html

Thursday, August 24, 2017 8:19:38 AM
20170824 yueqin
View User Profile for 20170824 yueqin
Saturday, September 9, 2017 1:31:12 AM

Packers and Movers in Delhi

Nice info..

ShiftingSolutions.in offers Free Quotes of Registered Movers and Packers Delhi Compare to save money and select the best.

For packers and Movers enquiry and help, plz visit-
<a href="https://www.shiftingsolutions.in/packers-and-movers-delhi/">Packers and Movers in Delhi</a>
<a href="https://www.shiftingsolutions.in/packers-and-movers-delhi/">Packers and MOvers Delhi</a>
<a href="https://www.shiftingsolutions.in/packers-and-movers-delhi/">Packer and MOver Delhi</a>
<a href="https://www.shiftingsolutions.in/packers-and-movers-delhi/">Movers and Packers in Delhi</a>
<a href="https://www.shiftingsolutions.in/packers-and-movers-delhi/">Delhi Packers and MOvers</a>

Monday, September 11, 2017 3:14:25 AM

Packers and movers Pune

ShiftingSolutions.in offers Free Quotes of Registered Movers and Packers Pune. Compare to save money and select the best.

 

 

 

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 2:42:08 AM

SSC JE 2018 Application Form, Exam Dates & Eligibility

Read More: SSC JE 2018 Application Form

Saturday, January 20, 2018 5:43:36 AM

Packers And Movers Hyderabad | Get Free Quotes | Compare and Save

 Packers And Movers Hyderabad Local Household Shifting Service, Get Free Best Price Quotes Local Packers and Movers in Hyderabad List , Compare Charges, Save
Money And Time at.
https://packersmovershyderabadcity.in/

 

Saturday, January 20, 2018 5:44:34 AM
Saturday, January 20, 2018 5:45:07 AM
Thursday, January 25, 2018 1:51:28 AM

Packers and movers bangalore

List of Affordable Packers and Movers in Bangalore for Local Shifting Near Me. Hire Cheap And Best Rate For Packers And Movers Bangalore With Approx Charges, Review And Rating For Local House Shifting Services
http://Packers-and-Movers-Bangalore.in/ 

Thursday, January 25, 2018 1:53:13 AM

Packers and movers bangalore

For more details Please visit here:

 

Packers And Movers Bangalore to Hyderabad

Packers And Movers Bangalore to Pune

Packers And Movers Bangalore to Chennai

Packers And Movers Bangalore to Noida

Packers And Movers Bangalore to Mumbai

Packers And Movers Bangalore to Ahmedabad

Packers And Movers Bangalore to Gurgaon

Packers And Movers Bangalore to Delhi

Packers And Movers Bangalore to Guntur

Packers And Movers Bangalore to Kolkata

Packers And Movers Bangalore to Jaipur

Packers And Movers Bangalore to Coimbatore

Packers And Movers Bangalore to Cochin

Packers And Movers Bangalore to Patna

Packers And Movers Bangalore to Lucknow

Packers And Movers Bangalore to Chandigarh

Packers And Movers Bangalore to Bhopal

Packers And Movers Bangalore to Indore

Packers And Movers Bangalore to Surat

Packers And Movers Bangalore to Bhubaneswar

Packers And Movers Bangalore to Srinagar

Packers And Movers Bangalore to Haridwar

Packers And Movers HSR Layout Bangalore

Packers And Movers Whitefield Bangalore

Packers And Movers BTM Layout Bangalore

Packers And Movers Ramamurthy Nagar Bangalore

Packers And Movers Koramangala Bangalore

Packers And Movers Bommanahalli Bangalore

Packers And Movers Rajajinagar Bangalore

Packers And Movers Hebbal Kempapura Bangalore

Packers And Movers Indiranagar Bangalore

Packers And Movers Kalyan Nagar Bangalore

Packers And Movers Vijayanagar Bangalore

Packers And Movers Kundalahalli Bangalore

Packers And Movers JP Nagar Bangalore

Packers And Movers RT Nagar Bangalore

Packers And Movers Banaswadi Bangalore

Packers And Movers Hosur Road Bangalore

Packers And Movers Anandnagar Bangalore

Packers And Movers Malleswaram Bangalore

Packers And Movers Adugodi Bangalore

Packers And Movers Bannerghatta Road Bangalore

Packers And Movers Mahadepura Bangalore

Packers And Movers Nagarbhavi Bangalore

Packers And Movers Panathur Bangalore

Packers And Movers Richmond Town Bangalore

Packers And Movers Yemalur Bangalore

Packers And Movers Girinagar Bangalore

Packers And Movers Jeevanahalli Bangalore

Packers And Movers Jayanagar Bangalore

Packers And Movers Kannur Bangalore

Packers And Movers Kumaraswamy Layout Bangalore

Packers And Movers Madivala Bangalore

Packers And Movers Varthur Bangalore

Packers And Movers Electronic City Bangalore

Packers And Movers Marathahalli Bangalore

Packers And Movers KR Puram Bangalore

Packers And Movers Ambedkar Veedhi Bangalore

Packers And Movers Austin Town Bangalore

Packers And Movers Gandhi Nagar Bangalore

Packers And Movers Agar Bangalore

Packers And Movers Air Force Hospital Bangalore

Packers And Movers Amruthahalli Bangalore

Packers And Movers Anekal Bangalore

Packers And Movers Arabic College Bangalore

Packers And Movers Aranya Bhavan Bangalore

Packers And Movers Ashoknagar Bangalore

Packers And Movers Attibele Bangalore

Packers And Movers Attur Bangalore

Packers And Movers Avalahalli Bangalore

Packers And Movers Avani Sringeri Bangalore

Packers & Movers Avenue Road Bangalore

Packers And Movers BSF Campus Bangalore

Packers And Movers Bagalgunte Bangalore

Packers And Movers Bagalur Bangalore

Packers And Movers Balepete Bangalore

Packers And Movers Banashankari Bangalore

Packers And Movers Bangkokigehalli Bangalore

Packers And Movers Airport Bangalore

Packers And Movers Bapujinagar Bangalore

Packers And Movers Basaveshwaranagar Bangalore

Packers And Movers Bettahalsur Bangalore

Packers And Movers Bhattarahalli Bangalore

Packers And Movers Bidaraguppe Bangalore

Packers And Movers Bidrahalli Bangalore

Packers And Movers Brigade Road Bangalore

Packers And Movers Chamrajpet Bangalore

Packers And Movers Chickpet Bangalore

Packers And Movers Chikkaiala Bangalore

Packers & Movers Avenue Road Bangalore

Packers And Movers Devanagundi Bangalore

Packers And Movers Devasandra Bangalore

 

Friday, January 26, 2018 4:25:15 AM

re: Lessons from the Herbert Summer 2016 Competition

michael kors handbags clearance

canada goose jackets

uggs outlet

fred perry polo

coach factory outlet

fitflop sale

michael kors outlet

pandora bracelet

ugg boots

prada outlet

true religion outlet

canada goose jackets

canada goose jackets

coach outlet online

ray ban pas cher

coach factory outlet

michael kors outlet online

ugg outlet

polo ralph lauren

coach outlet

ugg boots

christian louboutin outlet

polo ralph lauren

ugg boots

mulberry bags

nfl jerseys

coach outlet

polo outlet

michael kors outlet

asics outlet

yeezy shoes

ugg outlet

canada goose

pandora charms

pandora outlet

canada goose outlet

michael kors outlet

adidas shoes for women

christian louboutin sale

ugg boots

clarks outlet

canada goose outlet

michael kors outlet

polo outlet

ugg boots clearance

ugg outlet

canada goose outlet store

pandora outlet

uggs outlet

canada goose uk

cheap nba jersey

michael kors outlet online

ugg outlet

christian louboutin

michael kors outlet

valentino outlet

polo ralph lauren

canada goose

nfl jerseys wholesale

ugg boots clearance

canada goose outlet

kate spade handbags

michael kors outlet

canada goose outlet

uggs outlet

polo outlet stores

nike factory outlet

ray ban outlet

canada goose outlet online

canada goose

uggs outlet

ray bans

ugg outlet store

mont blanc pens

ralph lauren

polo ralph lauren

michael kors outlet store

canada goose jackets

ugg canada

polo ralph lauren

cheap oakley sunglasses

canada goose outlet

hermes outlet

polo ralph lauren

ray ban outlet

coach outlet online

canada goose outlet

oakley sunglasses wholesale

michael kors outlet

uggs outlet

pandora charms

air jordan 4

michael kors outlet

nike shoes for men

nike trainers

oakley sunglasses

coach outlet online

true religion jeans

fitflops sale clearance

canada goose outlet online

adidas outlet

ugg boots clearance

pandora charms

kate spade handbags

polo ralph lauren outlet

canada goose

nba jersey

mlb jerseys wholesale

polo ralph lauren outlet

nfl jerseys

mont blanc outlet

ralph lauren outlet

nfl jerseys

canada goose

canada goose outlet

hermes birkin

asics shoes

nhl jerseys

mont blanc outlet

nfl jerseys wholesale

michael kors outlet

ugg outlet online clearance

coach outlet store online

michael kors outlet clearance

polo shirts

canada goose

christian louboutin outlet

pandora charms

adidas yeezy shoes

coach factory outlet

mcm backpack

nike air max

canada goose outlet store

polo outlet

michael kors outlet clearance

michael kors outlet

ugg boots

cheap mlb jerseys

mbt shoes clearance outlet

michael kors outlet clearance

ferragamo outlet store

air jordan shoes

nike outlet online

ralph lauren shirts

fitflops sale

ugg boots clearance

michael kors outlet

christian louboutin sale

ugg boots clearance

lacoste shirts

true religion outlet online

ray ban sunglasse

michael kors outlet online

ugg outlet

ugg outlet

coach outlet online coach factory outlet

nike outlet store

ralph lauren uk

ugg outlet online

michael kors outlet online

michael kors outlet clearance

michael kors outlet

mulberry bags

ugg outlet

canada goose outlet store

canada goose jackets

pandora jewelry

moncler coats

coach outlet online

pandora jewelry outlet

polo ralph lauren factory store

michael kors outlet

michael kors outlet online

coach factory outlet

yeezy boost

ugg boots clearance

cheap jordans for sale

pandora outlet

ray ban sunglasse

mlb jerseys wholesale

uggs outlet

cheap oakley sunglasses

michael kors outlet online store

fred perry shirts

michael kors outlet

kate spade outlet

ray ban sunglasses

cheap ugg boots

michael kors outlet

yeezy boost

cheap nfl jerseys

ugg boots

cheap mlb jerseys

michael kors outlet

longchamp bags

lunette ray ban

canada goose outlet

ralph lauren uk

ugg outlet

nike outlet

yaoxuemei20180126

Saturday, February 10, 2018 12:00:38 PM

Packers and Movers in Jubilee Hills

Really awesome post, thanks for sharing this. Packers and Movers in Jubilee Hills

 

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 6:50:15 AM
kakakaoo
View User Profile for kakakaoo

re: Lessons from the Herbert Summer 2016 Competition

coach factorty outlet

 

ralph lauren outlet

 

prada outlet

 

hermes handbags

 

supreme clothing

 

ray ban sunglasses

 

moncler

 

nmd adidas

 

fitflops

 

coach outlet store

 

coach factory outlet

 

adidas yeezy boost

 

canada goose

 

birkenstock

 

coach outlet

 

adidas superstar

 

replica watches

 

mcm outlet

 

cheap ray ban sunglasses

 

pandora jewelry official site

 

coach outlet store

 

ugg boots

 

cheap oakley sunglasses

 

canada goose outlet

 

mulberry handbags

 

coach outlet

 

cheap jordans

 

fitflops sale clearance

 

kate spade outlet store

 

rolex watches

 

nike air max

 

coach outlet

 

uggs

 

converse outlet store

 

michael kors handbags

 

adidas shoes

 

canada goose outlet

 

ugg australia

 

ugg boots

 

polo ralph lauren outlet online

 

moncler jackets

 

yeezy boost

 

canada goose jackets

 

asics shoes

 

canada goose sale

 

coach outlet

 

air jordans

 

polo ralph lauren

 

prada handbags

 

louis vuitton outlet

 

moncler jackets

 

cheap uggs

 

yeezy boost

 

nike shoes for men

 

philipp plein outlet

 

adidas originals

 

mcm handbags

 

cheap jordans

 

michael kors handbags

 

puma shoes

 

adidas nmd

 

michael kors uk

 

ferragamo outlet

 

polo ralph lauren outlet

 

adidas

 

cheap nfl jerseys

 

ralph lauren

 

canada goose outlet

 

yeezy boost 350

 

canada goose uk

 

coach outlet online

 

hermes birkin

 

coach factory outlet

 

michael kors handbags

 

longchamp handbags

 

canada goose outlet

 

pandora charms

 

ugg boots

 

skechers shoes

 

timberland outlet

 

nike air max

 

coach outlet

 

ugg boots

 

pandora charms uk

 

oakley sunglasses

 

uggs outlet

 

salvatore ferragamo shoes

 

ralph lauren

 

ugg outlet

 

red bottom shoes

 

ralph lauren outlet

 

converse shoes

 

jordans

 

pandora jewelry

 

jordan shoes

 

christian louboutin outlet

 

yeezy boost

 

tory burch outlet online

 

louis vuitton outlet online

 

ralph lauren sale clearance

 

coach outlet

 

jordan retro 11

 

ralph lauren outlet

 

ugg boots

180328yueqin

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 8:55:22 AM

Rhinoplasty in Hyderabad

First, the implant, which looks like a screw or cylinder, is placed in your jaw. Over the next two to six months, the implant and bone can bond together to form an anchor for your artificial tooth.