Overloaded Decisions

I hate making a decision.

In fact, decisions are one of biggest flaws as a student.

Whether it's applying for jobs, picking orgs to join, or facing a million ideas to work on, I know I can't make a decision when I face so many options.

I'd rather take every option presented to me than have to sacrifice another option.

It's almost like my mind has this impulsive action, thinking "Let's just do it, and worry about the consequences later." I've had this reaction to decisions long before college.

Learned Teaching

This weekend, I learned Git.

No seriously, I actually spent over 2 hours teaching some friends at a hackathon the importance of Git. And I learned O.O

Beforehand, I knew conceptually what Git was - a version control tool used in order to manage programming projects. In fact, I used it on a daily basis - pulling, adding, committing, pushing - I did all of that while sprinkling in a bit of stashing and rebasing every so often.

Food and Swag that Matters

Important Announcement: After blogging for more than a year, the UT CS Department has given me an opportunity to speak about the importance of writing as a CS major. It's my pleasure to invite you out to GDC 6.102 this Friday at 12PM to the talk. Lunch will be catered with Cane's. Additionally, a raffle will be held at the end of the session, post Q&A, for a FREE Raspberry PI kit and APPLE WATCH.  Finally, the first 5 people who RSVP to the sign-up link at the bottom of the blog post will get an exclusive UTCS Blog T-Shirt. Hope to see you guys out there!

Busy Reflection

This past week has been quite a busy season for me. After returning from MHacks the weekend before where I lived off of only 4 hours of sleep a day and got to hang out/hack with a few of my friends that I knew in Michigan, I found myself thrown back into the hay of things here at UT. Finishing up Graphics project #1 was a struggle and having to spend most of the days cycling through work, school, and church stuff, I found myself with very little room to breath or time to really rest.

Intentional Recruiting

These past few days have been quite the recruiting experience. Usually, whenever I think about recruiting, my mind does a double take because of the mixed feelings I have about the whole process - spending days upon days perfecting a resume, reading and writing dozens of emails to various companies, and receiving the sad but real amount of rejections post first-round interview all the way till final interview. Basically, a roller coaster of emotions (definitely a lot of good times though).

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