Wrapping Up Qatar

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As our time in Qatar drew to a close Rachael and I tried to see and do as many things as possible that had always been on our list. We went to the camel races, an iftar, the grand mosque, and a Qatari wedding.

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Idara at 18 Months

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One milestone people don't tell you about is opinions. I remember reading about "meltdowns" as babies approach toddlerhood, but this is such a negative way to frame it. Really, they're just opinions.

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Class Report: Software Engineering I (CS 361)

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This term I took two courses: Algorithms and Software Development I. This post summarizes my experiences with the latter, and offers some advice for people taking the class in the future.

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Class Report: Algorithms (CS 325)

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This term I took two courses: Algorithms and Software Development I. This post summarizes my experiences with the former, and offers some advice for people taking the class in the future.

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How I Got an Internship

One of my mentor's main pieces of advice is that if I want to teach computer science, then I should know what it's like to work as a developer. So I started applying for internships.

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What Happens at Oregon State's Career Showcase

Oregon State hosts two Career Showcases each year in Portland which cater to students in the post-baccalaureate computer science program. Last week I attended the fall 2017 edition. Here's a bit about how it went and what I learned.

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Class Report: Databases (CS 340)

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This fall I took two courses: Web Development and Databases. This post summarizes my experiences with the latter, and offers some advice for people taking the class in the future.

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Class Report: Web Development (CS 290)

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This course, which I completed in Fall 2017, covered HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Node, and MySQL.

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Hackathons as Test-Driven Development

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Last weekend I went to Code Retreat, a hackathon-esque gathering centered around a simple idea: building Conway's Game of Life in teams with a variety of constraints imposed on the programming process.

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Networking Night at Oregon State

Last night I went to Oregon State’s Networking Night in Corvallis, Oregon. The event is meant to be an informal kick-off to the STEM Fall Career Expo, which takes place the next day. I drove down to the event from Portland, which is about an hour and a half away.

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