Hey everyone! My name is Akshay Mantri, and this is my final blog post for Software Engineering.

How well do you think the course conveyed course objectives?

This course did a fantastic job of detailing the takeaways listed at the start of the course. Professor Downing did a wonderful job of explaining the concepts. The tests reflected these concepts and the projects utilized them often.

Were there any other particular takeaways for you?

One major takeaway was to thoroughly design class and function structures within your code. It’s not fun having to refactor code in order to make it more…


Hey everyone! My name is Akshay Mantri, and this is my Week 12 blog post for Software Engineering.

What did you do this past week?

This past week was hectic, but rewarding. I had 2 exams on Tuesday, both of which went well. I also had several really big assignments and modules due, and those went swimmingly as well. I had a very successful final interview on Friday. This past couple of days, I’ve played a lot of Valorant.

What’s in your way?

Nothing! I should have a little bit more time this upcoming week, and I feel great!

What…


Hey everyone! My name is Akshay Mantri, and this is my Week 11 blog post for Software Engineering.

What did you do this past week?

This past week was quite busy. I worked on and finished Phase 3 of the Software Engineering project with my group. I had several large assignments due in my other classes, too. The interviews I had went well, thankfully.

What’s in your way?

Time was a nagger this past week, and it’ll be the same story next week. Physically and mentally, however, I feel great!

What will you do next week?

Next week will be…


Hey everyone! My name is Akshay Mantri, and this is my Week 10 blog post for Software Engineering.

What did you do this past week?

This past week was fantastic. I finally got some much-needed sleep, which felt amazing. I had a few interviews, all of which went very well. As far as schoolwork goes, I worked on Phase 3 of the Software Engineering project and a couple of minor assignments from other courses.

What’s in your way?

This next week will be incredibly busy and it’ll be tough to find time to relax. …


Hey everyone! My name is Akshay Mantri, and this is my Week 9 blog post for Software Engineering.

What did you do this past week?

This past week, my group and I finished Phase 2 of the SWE Project. Additionally, I finished my Ethical Hacking midterm, which took the format of a CTF (Capture the Flag). I also did very well in a couple of interviews! Overall, it was a productive week.

What’s in your way?

Right now, other than time (a constant for me), nothing is in my way! I feel great both physically and mentally, and I can’t…


Hey everyone! My name is Akshay Mantri, and this is my Week 8 blog post for Software Engineering.

What did you do this past week?

This past week was exam-filled, as I had my Software Engineering, Data Mining, and Ethical Hacking exams. I also had a couple of interviews. Lastly, I worked on Phase 2 of the SWE project with my group. With a couple of long nights, however, I am proud to say that the week went very well, and I aced all my interviews and exams!

What’s in your way?

Time is once again trying to put me…


Hey everyone! My name is Akshay Mantri, and this is my Week 5 blog post for Software Engineering.

What did you do this past week?

This past week, I spent time researching tools for the IMDB project. I also implemented part of the API and then initiated the front end in React. Career Fair was quite busy, and I’ve been applying and interviewing for multiple companies.

What’s in your way?

Time is starting to be a problem as I have a lot of classwork on top of interviews and applications. Hopefully, everything goes well!

What will you do next week?


Hey everyone! My name is Akshay Mantri, and this is my Week 4 blog post for Software Engineering.

What did you do this past week?

On Monday, I wrapped up and submitted the Collatz project, which I highly enjoyed doing. Once Professor Downing told the class about the IDB1 project, I brainstormed project ideas. Other than that, I mainly just dealt with my other classes and a couple of interviews.

What’s in your way?

Nothing! I feel great, and I super excited to get underway on this new project.

What will you do next week?

My friends and I will…


Hey everyone! My name is Akshay Mantri, and this is my Week 3 blog post for Software Engineering.

What did you do this past week?

This week I worked on the Collatz project. I also completed a couple of interviews for new graduate positions. It was a super busy week with high workloads from my other classes, but it was also a satisfying week.

What’s in your way?

Time still remains the primary hurdle for me. The next few days are going to remain busy, so, hopefully, they go well. Aside from that, I’m looking forward to a great week!


Hey everyone! My name is Akshay Mantri, and this is my Week 2 blog post for Software Engineering.

What did you do this past week?

This week I prepped for the Collatz project. I attended lectures (and rewatched them), I experimented with GitLab a little bit, and I looked a little bit into potential proofs for the Collatz Conjecture.

What’s in your way?

Time is the primary hurdle for me. As the 6 classes on my schedule start increasing workloads, and as recruiting season continues to ramp up, I’m finding less and less time to relax and reset. Hopefully, everything…

Akshay Mantri

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