Around now, the bigger CS companies are making their internship decisions, leaving many students either ecstatic that they finally got their dream job or disappointed in their lack of success. As someone who had no success last fall in finding internships, I know what it feels like to watch everyone else succeed and wonder if you'll manage to net an internship at all.
My weekly operating systems projects were due Sunday night. I'm not the best programmer, and was taking a few other time consuming classes, so these weekly projects consumed most of my weekends.
The Wall-E robots that we use in our classroom programs
I have always enjoyed helping others. There's something exciting about seeing the happiness on someone's face when you help them get through a really tough homework problem or give them advice for a tricky situation they're in. I especially like giving advice to people who are younger than me because I feel more qualified to solve those kinds of problems having already been through those earlier stages of life.
Whether it's facing many different types of interviews or addressing concerns that arise in recruiting, making sure to always have a positive mindset can help you to become your best no matter what you face.
This was my first time at a hackathon.
Starting tasks intimidates me. The conflicting goals of wanting to do a good job and wanting to be done as soon as possible often give rise to procrastination. I'm far from a perfectionist, but the fears of going about something the wrong way or getting off to a poor start and having to re-start from scratch are paralyzing.
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.
What role should college play in shaping students?
It can be hard to stay optimistic as the semester wears on.
As some of you may know, I have this burning passion for hackathons.
Many have wondered why hackathons are something I enjoy talking so much about. Nothing other than my faith gets me more excited than talking about the opportunities that hackathons can provide for others.
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