Comp 101 Brooke Canter

Brooke Canter

Why Computer Science?

Computer Science is like a puzzle. You write some code and you create something pretty awesome. You mess up, yeah, but then you try again and *wham* you did it. That *wham* feeling makes comp and all its complexities totally worth it. 


Cookies, Boxing, Quoting Friends, Goldfish, Eating Peanut Butter while watching Friends

UNC Status

2019, Computer Science and Asian Studies with a Chinese Concentration


Charlotte, NC

Favorite Programming Keyword

My favorite programming keyword is this. I had a lot of trouble understanding its function in the java language so it's kind of a little milestone marker in my learning process. I think I had so much trouble because I would always ask what does "this" do and the following explanations would be along the lines of "this does this" and so much confusion would follow. But after much practice (and a bookmark on the java tutorials page) I now love this. Also here's the definition I really like on the java tutorials page if you (like young me) have no idea what I'm talking about. "Within an instance method or a constructor, this is a reference to the current object — the object whose method or constructor is being called. You can refer to any member of the current object from within an instance method or a constructor by using this."