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Anna Xing

Brimmer and MayClass of 2021Brookline, Massachusetts

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Projects

  • "The science of skin hydration" with mentor Abi (June 24, 2021)
  • "Planning for My Financial Future" with mentor Jeffrey (June 21, 2021)
  • "Snake Game and Breakout Game" with mentor Manuka (June 21, 2021)

Project Portfolio

The science of skin hydration

Started June 21, 2021

Abstract or project description

Anna will be writing a paper in the style of a formal scientific review article. The general topic that she has chosen is skin hydration. The subheadings will be chosen during our next session.

Project Portfolio

Planning for My Financial Future

Started June 21, 2021

Abstract or project description

Anna will examine 10-15 different lessons for how a financial savvy individual should plan for their financial future. Topics will include consumption versus saving, taxes, optimal use of insurance, portfolio allocation, whether to rent of by housing, the good and bad uses of debt and credit cards, how much to spend on different broad categories (housing, food, clothing, entertainment, ...).

Project Portfolio

Snake Game and Breakout Game

Started June 21, 2021

Abstract or project description

Over the course of our 10 sessions, Anna will be creating two projects: the Snake Game and the Breakout Game. In the Snake Game, the player controls the movement of a snake with the up/down/left/right keyboard keys. The aim is to move the snake towards a target apple to eat it, without falling off the edges of the screen. A score system keeps track of the player’s progress! The second project is a recreation of the famous Breakout Game, an arcade game developed by Atari and released in 1976. The goal of the game is to use a horizontal movable paddle to bounce a ball upward and destroy a layer of bricks, maximizing the score. I look forward to working with Anna on these two projects! The games will teach her a lot about programming fundamentals and core concepts that she will be able to apply to any other program or game she develops in the future.