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Posted 2 years ago

As I mentioned in my last post, I'll be posting periodic updates on my capstone project as I make progress throughout the upcoming semester. For now, I'd like to share a copy of my project proposal that I had to get approved prior to enrolling in the Capstone Design Studio course.

Download the PDF of my project proposal

Posted 2 years ago

This semester, I'm working to finally complete my master's degree in Information Technology (Hooray!). It's been quite the personal journey over the past few years in working towards this degree, and in working towards a career in IT simultaneously. Officially, I'll be graduating with a master's degree in Information Technology from the Harvard Extension School, with a concentration in Digital Media Arts and Instructional Design.

And that brings me to this blog. To finish my degree, I'm enrolled in a Capstone Design Studio course, in which I undertake a semester-long "capstone project" of my choice.

Posted 2 years ago

I recently finished Codecademy's course "Learn the Command Line" that I mentioned in another recent post. After going through all the lessons and exercises, I really have to say again that this course is an awesome introduction to using the command line to be more productive, especially if you are an often timid command line newbie like me.

After finishing the course, I thought it would be cool to share something that I learned here on my blog. One thing I learned was how to get creative with customizing your own command line environment.

Posted 2 years ago

Lexi Ross, a software engineer at Facebook, wrote an awesome blog post titled "How I (Finally) Became an Engineer" about her personal courage and the lessons learned in making the decision to become a software engineer. If you're new to the IT world like I am, it's great to hear other people like Lexi talk about their own struggles to pursue a career in IT, especially given how intimidating it can be to dive into the world of coding…

Posted 2 years ago

Today, I saw that Codecademy released a brand new course on how to use the command line. I haven't finsihed the whole course yet, but I've run through about a third of it, and it definitely seems like a thorough, yet easy-to-understand, intro to the (more often than not) mysterious world of using your computer's command line interface. The course is free for anyone. Check out the Codecademy course page if you're interested…

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