Each week we spotlight an OMSCS TA, so you can get to know who's behind the screen. Here are four questions for Zach Richmond, who TAs CS 6300 (Software Development Process).
What do you do professionally?
I work in the automotive industry for Cox Automotive. Some of our businesses include Kelley Blue Book and AutoTrader.com. At Cox, I design applications that enable data access to numerous business entities through APIs deployed on Amazon Web Services (AWS). In the past, I have worked for the Home Depot's Supply Chain developing applications to solve business needs related to inventory planning and safety stock replenishment.
Why do you TA for OMSCS?
I TA because I want to give back to the OMSCS program and help students succeed in the classroom.
What's your advice for future students in OMSCS?
I recommend starting homework early, asking questions often, taking advantage of all the resources available to you, and enjoying the ride!
What's your best study hack?
I set aside an hour a day to review my notes or complete a coding challenge. Studying or practicing every day allows me to retain knowledge longer and sharpen my coding skills. I highly recommended this study hack because you won't have to cram for an exam, and you will have the confidence to complete homework assignments.