Thursday, December 31, 2015
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Second thing is today I had a job interview with Hire Right. It went really well It sounds like I am a good fit for the job and we set up an in person interview for early January.
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Also since this was my last test I am done with my last semester. All that is left is moving out of the dorm and graduation.
Monday, December 7, 2015
I also had a preliminary phone interview, it sounds like a good job that I think I am qualified for and it fits my timeline. I hope to hear more from them about scheduling the next interview.
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Sunday, November 29, 2015
Also just an update grades are still going well, still keeping a 4.0 for the semester so far. Also I am anticipating getting two Microsoft Technical Associate certifications (as they are part of my classes).
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
So the conference that was supposed to be this weekend got cancelled. I was really looking forward to going. Apparently there was flooding and tornadoes in San Marcos where the conference was going to be. They are planning to reschedule so hopefully I will be able to go.
Thursday, October 29, 2015
I also am going to a regional AITP conference this weekend. I am going to try for a certification (ICCP certification) and I am going to compete in two events. The first one is in database design so lots of SQL but also database structure and documentation. The other contest is on PC troubleshooting, basically I will take a test on theory of troubleshooting, while it is called PC troubleshooting it sounds like they also cover Linux. It should be lots of fun and hopefully good networking.
Finally an update on my classes, I am getting into the second round of midterms and so far things are going pretty well (all As so far).
PS: I am going to try to fit in some time to work more on HAL after this round of midterms, I will hopefully have version 1.5 up within a week or two.
Friday, October 16, 2015
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
So today I got a call about a possible job offer. It sounded like a great offer and the interviewer seemed to think I was almost a perfect fit, just one problem they need someone right away while I need to finish school before I can move out to LA, but he went ahead and is sending my file along because I was such a good fit. So while I might not get the job it still makes me feel more confident and it was great networking, who knows maybe another job with them will open up near when I will be available.
Also I have expanded my job search resources, I now have a Career Builder and Glass Door profile in addition to my other profiles. I also have a mock interview set up at the career center at my university on Thursday so that should be fun. As always if you are looking for an amazing entry level employee in a tech field (DBA, Sys Admin, Net Admin, etc.) in the LA area I would love to help you out.
School Update: I am right in the middle of the first round of exams for the semester and so far so good, all As.
Thursday, September 10, 2015
- Strategic Management and Polices - It is about high level management like how management comes up with mission statements and measures performance
- Operations Management - kind of the opposite of Strategy, it is all about the more nitty gritty management dealing right with the employees
- Digital Forensics and Information Assurance Fundamentals - it is all about cyber security and well digital forensics (collecting evidence off of computers)
- Special Topics in MIS -
- Business Network Management - we are learning about how networks work both the tech and logistics
- Managerial Economics - it is basically next level business analysis, it combines it with economics and calculus
- Business Database Management II - getting more in the nitty gritty of databases, deeper into theory and more SQL.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
I have updated the zip on my google drive
PS: From now on when ever I have to say get when talking about the github files I am going to say git because it is just too easy of a pun for me to resist
Thursday, July 16, 2015
- Split the custom switch statements off into a separate file (for both the Lambda and the Arduino codes). This will allow easier customization and let you keep your functions after an update. But the settings (logons and stuff) are still in the base files
- Added in different versions of the Arduino code to allow use on Arduinos with Ethernet or WiFi shields
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
- Easier to modify
- I am going to move the custom functions into separate files from the main code (for both lambda and Arduino) making it easier to add in your custom functions. Currently the settings are still in the main files though.
- Different connection methods
- I am working on making 3 varients of the arduino side code allowing it to be run on Yuns (currently the only option), Arduinos with WiFi shields, and Arduinos with Ethernet shields Note: I only have a Yun so I will not be able to really test the WiFi and Ethernet versions so I will be depending on you guys for bug reports
Sunday, July 12, 2015
Saturday, July 11, 2015
Thursday, July 9, 2015
ETA of initial release: this Sunday if everything runs nicely.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
First off I had to switch over to using Amazons SQS to HTTP endpoint messaging instead of using MQTT (so it will run on the lambda), but because I am going to use that I don't think I will be able to host for other people (because of how the subscription system works with it). But I will instead just distribute my code so other people can deploy it themselves.
Second off I had to ditch DynomoDB for some reason it was being weird and wasn't sending or receiving data, but since I am now just doing this for me (instead of public release) that is not really an issue now.
But on the positive side I think I figured out what all hardware I need for the arduino and ordered most of it and buying the rest on Friday.
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
In addition to work this summer I have a couple of projects I am planning on working on this summer on my own. First off I made a mod for Kerbal Space Program, so far it is doing pretty well but I am hoping to add more stuff to it. In addition to that I was able to order an Amazon Echo that is set to deliver late next month and I have an idea of something I want to do with it, I want to try to have it work with an Arduino controller to work as a voice activated universal remote, I need more info about the Echo's API but then I think I can get started on "project HAL" (Home-theater Ardino Logistics) and yes I did just call it that so I can call it HAL, but anyways that should be fun and I will post more on here as I get some of it working.
By the way if you want to check out the mods page it is here.
First off the important stuff, grades. I got all As again, even taking 21 credit hours. I had some really interesting classes. System Analysis & Design had a rather cool way of doing the class, basically the whole semester we were in groups and we had to work like consultants on a database project for a small business. I also rather enjoyed my E-Commerce Implementation class which was all about webdesign, I even got to learn a bit of java script. All my other classes were nice but not much to write about.
On top of all the stuff for classes I had all the stuff for my on campus organizations. I helped lead a pretty successful fundraiser for Sam Houston Association of Computer Scientists (SHACS). We had some eWaste (old printers, scanners, and computer towers) that people got to hit with a baseball bat, we charged a dollar a swing or five swings for three dollars. Our investment in equipment (mostly safety equipment) was only $17 but we had over $60 in revenue.
In addition to that I also had the transfer of officer positions for both of my organisations, I officially transferred the position of treasurer of SHACS (which includes training my replacement in all the paperwork and documentation, and having to count all the money which was mostly small bills). While in our student chapter of AITP (Association of Information Technology Professionals) my position (Head of Social Media and Public Relations) got integrated into the position of Secretary which I then got elected to even though I will only be able to hold the position for one semester because I graduate in December.
So overall a pretty good penultimate semester
Saturday, April 11, 2015
WISH ME LUCK
Thursday, April 9, 2015
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Just finished day 3 of the AITP National Collegiant Conference. Today I went to two breakout sessions, the first was about how to find and "rock" your first tech job and the second was about how to impress IT hiring managers. After that my team met up with some of the other texas teams for some food. Then we had the awards banquet. Sadly none of the people on my team (including myself) ranked high enough in any of our events to be announced (but hopefully we will still find out how we did), but I did win a GoPro Hero 3 camera as a door prize.
Friday, March 27, 2015
I finished day one of the AITP National Collegiant Conference. I competed in the Microsoft Office Solutions contest (along with 2 other teams from my school), there were over 140 teams. I will post exact numbers and how I did when I get that info.