Tuesday, May 26, 2015

First Week of Work & Summer Plans

So I started work last week it looks like it is going to be pretty interesting, got a couple of projects the team I am interning with wants me to work on. So far things are going well, already got some ideas on how to tackle some of the projects. The team seams pretty nice so it looks like it will be pretty cool. I will update you more about the projects as I work on them (and I make sure that I can talk about them.

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.

Semester Wrap-Up

Sorry about not posting for a while, I have been really busy with finals, projects, on campus organizations, etc. So here is the wrap up of the semester that I just finished.

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