CS Data Structures

Neeed to refresh your memory on the data structures in computer science?

Well you’re in luck because I just created a powerpoint on four of the main four types of data structures: arrays, stacks, queues, and binary trees. Take a look because it is filled with original diagrams and it is easy to understand.

Enjoy these snapshots of the slides!


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Story Time

Hi All-

Yesterday I created an interactive fictional story about the history of Steve Job’s relationship with his former COO, Tim Cook. In this interactive story, you will be able to stimulate fictional actions Tim Cook inflicted on Steve Jobs and the results of those actions. From this unique project, I learned how to incorporate user interaction into a book as well as integrating sound effects with moving objects across the computer screen.

Here’s a picture of the cover to get you intrigued…


I hope you have as much fun reading and interacting as I did creating this story!


Quiz Time…..!

It’s summer and no one wants to think about the math that they worked on during the last school year. But, here’s a short (and fun) quiz I created to test your memory on math skills including prime numbers, permutations, and combinations. Be sure to remember whether you are solving problems with repetition or without repetition for problems involving permutations and combinations. Don’t get tripped up!! 🙂


Here’s the link: http://azhou16.github.io/mathquiz/

Have fun testing your knowledge and memory!

Good Luck!



Game Review: Candy Crush



Are you wondering why everyone is looking on their phones CONSTANTLY looking at a screen full of candy?

Its ok if you are because I was as well.

There has recently been a serge in the popularity of the ios game, candy crush saga. In candy crush saga, players swap candies of the same color to clear them from the board (in a similar fashion to bejeweled) and complete the level goal. Goals are varied in each level, such as scoring points in a certain number of moves or within a certain time limit, clearing away sticky jelly squares, or moving fruits down to the bottom of the screen. As players clear levels, they advance along a gameboard map where they can track their friends’ progress and compare high scores on a leaderboard.


I was at first not overly appealed to the game, because it seemed like just an ordinary game where you score points and either win or lose. However, the ability to track a friend’s progress and compare scores with them brings out a competitive side where you want to beat them (its a natural instinct!). As I continued playing the game, I felt more compelled to continue playing and competing against my friends, whether to earn a higher score or to win more stars. I know that my reaction of the game has been experience by many of other candy crush players!

Happy Playing!